How often should I back up my Simkl data?

First of all, keep in mind that all your data is safe on Simkl. Simkl has backups and redundancies in place to safeguard all your data. However, things can happen at unpredictable times like earthquakes or data center fires where it's not always possible or quick to get backups from Simkl's backup storage.

You can keep track of Simkl downtime at Historically Simkl has experienced downtime lasting no longer than 5 minutes per occurrence from the service inception, which speaks to the platform's reliability and commitment to providing a seamless user experience. However, it's important to note that no online service can guarantee 100% uptime, as unforeseen issues or maintenance requirements can sometimes lead to temporary disruptions.

To stay informed about any potential downtime, you can follow Simkl's status page or subscribe to receive notifications for any updates or changes on Simkl's Twitter account. Additionally, you may want to follow other Simkl's social media accounts, as they may post updates about downtime or other important announcements.

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In the event of unexpected downtime, it's crucial to have a backup of your Simkl data, as mentioned earlier. This ensures that you can access your information and continue using it even if the service is temporarily unavailable. While Simkl's track record indicates that prolonged downtime is unlikely, it's always better to be prepared and maintain a backup of your data for your own peace of mind.

How often you should back up your Simkl data depends on how frequently you update or modify it, as well as your personal preference for data security. Here are some guidelines to help you decide:

  1. If you use Simkl daily or update your data frequently, consider backing up your data once a month to minimize the risk of losing any recent updates if you mess up something for example importing incorrect data from somewhere by mistake.

  2. If you use Simkl less frequently or make fewer changes, you might choose to back up your data once a few months.

  3. If you want to be extra cautious or if your Simkl data is very important to you, you may decide to back up more frequently, even if you don't make significant changes to your data.

Ultimately, it's up to you to determine the backup frequency that best suits your usage habits and peace of mind. Remember to store your backup files in a secure location, such as an external hard drive, cloud storage, or another reliable storage medium, to ensure that you can easily access and restore your data if needed.

Alternatively, you can set up Simkl to automatically backup your watch history to your Email or Google Drive every month at

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