There is a lot of information out there on backing up your Mac. Hopefully, it has become a standard practice in peoples computer strategy. However, people do not give much thought to archiving data for long term storage. Maybe they don’t need to do that, or maybe they think their backup is good enough for that. Backing up and archiving are two different things, it is important to know how they should be used. This article explains the differences and why you would use one and not the other.