Ten seconds* (see story below) you spend backing up your data now will save you hours upon hours of tedious work - if you're lucky enough to have scorecards - and embarrassment at having to tell your group that you lost all of the group's data (not something you want to have to do).
Make backups to our server (Internet) and to an external device such as a flash/thumb drive or external hard drive each time you add or modify information in your desktop program.
Make backups to our server (Internet) each time you add or modify information in your desktop program.
Not Recommended Practice:
Make backups to the same hard drive where your desktop program resides each time you add or modify information in your desktop program.
Not making backups at all.
This video explains further.
* A customer called and said that his computer with League Manager on it had crashed (could have been Handicap System or Tournament Manager desktop editions as well). The customer had not made any backups. He had scorecards from some league events...he was past event 15. His only choice to recover was to reinstall League Manager, set up the league as before including tediously typing in course data. Then he had to re-enter event scores for which he had scorecards. This is hours and hours of tedious work. It's either reentering or telling his group that he lost all season data. Both of these choices are not attractive. A simple backup practice that takes seconds each time would have made his computer crash a hiccup instead of mountain of anguish.