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    Backup! Backup! Backup!

    How often do you back up your data?

    I just backed-up my data yesterday, and it feels good. I used three USB flash drives and also an external hard drive. I also use Time Machine with Apple's Time Capsule. I will put some of this data on two other computers. So now I have plenty of redundancy. Windows 7 has a very easy and straightforward way to create a disk image which I have done. I use Amazon Drive as an off-site back-up solution. I do feel a sense of relief because I can't afford to lose my data. Also, your important data should not just be in one location, but preferably TWO (one off site). If you have just one copy, you are not backed up!
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    Once a week.
    38.60%
    44
    Once a month.
    23.68%
    27
    Once a year.
    18.42%
    21
    Never, I don't know how to back-up.
    19.30%
    22
    Last edited by PN; 5 Sep 2016, 7:27 PM.
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    #2
    External Drive for backing up your computer

    I have an external drive and it is great. You just back up any important data any time of the day. You can just back it up as you go instead of doing it once a week or so. They are worth the hundred dollars. I have lost to much of data over the course of my work.
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      #3
      I use externals and Time Machine on my iMac and MacBook Pro to backup hourly, when I'm working especially. When not working, I might just back up once a day, but I usually leave Time Machine on all the time. I also now keep important work files on both computers, just in case one goes down, so I can continue working while one is in the shop. This way those files are also backed up on two separate externals, and I'm thinking of hacking using Mozy as an online backup for those work files as well, just for extra peace of mind.
      Last edited by t8burst; 25 Aug 2017, 1:04 PM.

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        #4
        I have Time Machine on my MacBook Pro and it backs up on an external hard drive. However, in fifteen + years, I have never lost anything on my Macs, even the one time a Mac crashed.

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          #5
          I have a Windows Home Server and each of my 7 PCs are automatically backed up every day between 6 and 11 at night. My MacBook Pro is using TimeMachine and those images are backed up to the Windows Home Server on a weekly basis.

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            #6
            I use Dropbox to keep my most important stuff backed up continuously online. For bigger, less volatile stuff, I use DVDs and external hard drives.

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              #7
              Lazlo, how do you like Dropbox?

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                #8
                Use USB flash card to back up. Thanks for the poll am backing up my files right now.
                T6 complete

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                  #9
                  I really don't have anything important on my computer. Therefore I have no need to do so.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                    Lazlo, how do you like Dropbox?
                    I love it. I use it primarily for zero-effort backup but you can also share the files between machines. You can create a public directory and share files via links over the Internet. Their web site also stores previous versions of files hacking you modify so you can recover old files if necessary. You get 2G free, so if you don't have more than 2G to back up, you don't pay anything.
                    Last edited by t8burst; 25 Aug 2017, 1:03 PM.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Scorpion View Post
                      Lazlo, how do you like Dropbox?
                      Same Question?

                      I just ran into it the other day, when looking at a friends photography.

                      I am curious about it.
                      T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sjean423 View Post
                        Same Question?

                        I just ran into it the other day, when looking at a friends photography.

                        I am curious about it.
                        I highly recommend it!

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                          #13
                          Thanks ..... our posts crossed, I didn;t mean to ask again after you answered Scorp.
                          T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                            #14
                            I also backup with Time Machine to an external. However, the backup portion on my external died yesterday, so important files were put on another computer. I like the idea of an off site backup, but not sure of price or reliability between companies.
                            C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.

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                              #15
                              I use DropBox too and love it. Besides acting as an external backup tool for important files, another nice feature is you can share folders with other DropBox users. I am involved in a collaborative project for a conference and have found it works great for three of us to work on shared files very easily. One advantage over other external storage systems is Dropbox pushes updated folder content right to the user's machine and to the Dropbox server. So you don't have to log on to the website to access or update anything in your Dropbox folders. The ability to just work locally and not have to upload/download is nice. Another bonus: it's also free. Although the drawback to using the free service is the space offered is relatively low. But if you refer people and they sign up, you get more space for free.
                              Last edited by orangejello; 10 Feb 2010, 8:36 PM.

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