Ubuntu is quickly becoming the Linux distribution of choice for home desktop users. As such, people need to learn quick and easy methods by which they can protect their data. Despite Ubuntu's stability, catastrophic failures do happen, and when they do it is important to have a back up so that your data can be recovered. Like most tasks in Ubuntu, backing up and restoring data is easy enough for any user to attempt. This article is going to run through a mock back up so readers can get an idea of one method of backing up. This is not the only way to do it, but it is one which can be infinitely customized to fit anyone's needs..