Thursday, March 31st is World Backup Day

Thursday, March 31, 2011, has been designated World Backup Day, thanks to a thread at that was launched March 23 and produced over 1,200 comments. Three Redditors launched a web site where they’re promoting a reminder to check recent data backups and get in the habit of regularly backing up information, if you aren’t doing so already.

Backing up data is relatively simple with Mac OS X’s Time Machine feature, but World Backup Day is also offering four different giveaways that can be entered via Twitter, along with various exclusive offers, such as 5GB of free storage for new SpiderOak users.

If you want to learn more about backing up data, TMO offers Dr. Mac’s Guide to Backing Up Your Mac, written by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus.