Sunday, November 1, 2009

When Was The Last Time You Backed Up Your Data?

I am a firm believer in backing up my data - mainly because I work so hard on it. I've put so much time and effort into my work. I'm just not willing to let it disappear in an instant.

I back up my electronic files at the minimum of every month. My GEDCOM is backed up onto my flash drive every time I enter more than 3 facts or sources to it. Then, I upload the GEDCOM onto Window's Live Skydrive (which requires a hotmail or MSN account). Then, once a month, I send my GEDCOM to my boyfriend's computer, just in case. I use all of these methods in order to ensure that my data is is safe and accessible should my hard drive ever crash (hopefully that won't be for a very long time)

For my pictures and documents that I have scanned, I back them up onto my flash drive when I scan more than 5 at a time. Then, I upload the files to my Window's Live Skydrive account.

With my blog have to back up my template and my posts. I back up my posts to my flash drive every 9 blog posts. Then, I upload the file onto my Window's Live Skydrive. I back up my template every month (since it really doesn't change that often) onto my flash drive and then onto my Window's Live Skydrive account.

Thus far, this method is working out pretty well. Although, I must admit that I need to give some thought on all of my paper copies.


hummer said...

Thanks for the post. I am still trying to figure out how to save my template to my flash drive. I see now it can be done, so you have inspired me.

Greta Koehl said...

I am proud to say that I backed up my data (onto a backup drive as well as memory sticks) last November 1 - and had even forgotten that it was Data Backup Day! However, this was the first time in a loooong time.

I have nominated you for a Kreative Blogger Award, which can be picked up at

Gini said...

Hi Elyse, I just picked you for the "Kreativ Bloggers Award" please stop by my blog and pick it up. Congratulations!

DianaR said...

Hi Elyse~
I know I'm not the first, but I just gave you the Kreativ Blogger award!! I so enjoy reading your blog and look forward to each new post.

Darlene said...

I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.