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Photo: Kaspars Grinvalds (Shutterstock) No one wants to be the person who accidentally spills coffee on their MacBook and ends up losing all their data. The laptop can be easily replaced, but if you don’t have a backup, you face the uninviting prospect of permanent data loss. Luckily, backing up your Mac right now is effortless and cheap, and there are multiple ways to get it done. Before you start, a few things to keep in mind: While one backup is better than none, it’s a good idea to store at least two copies of your computer’s data in different locations. This could be as simple as backing up your entire computer to an external hard drive and saving all your photos on a cloud storage service. That way, the data that’s most important to you is saved in two locations, so if one of the backups gets corrupted or lost, you have a second copy to fall back on. Secondly, there is a difference between “cloud sync” services and true backup services. A sync service, such as iCloud or Google Drive, isn’t always the best choice—if you accidentally delete a file from your computer, it gets deleted from the servers of sync services too, putting you at risk of losing it forever. The better choice is a dedicated online backup service provider. Here are five of the easiest backup solutions for your Mac, with the best options listed first. Time Machine: Free and built-in to your Mac Time […]