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    Do you backup?

    benjaminp Oct 9, 2011

    1. benjaminp

      benjaminp Quiet Chatter

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      We all know that you SHOULD backup, but I'm surprised at how few of my friends do.

      I backup certain things so much, it gets a little confusing. My university work is backed up on my memory stick, university network and home computers. I've know people who've lost pieces of work and swore I wouldn't let it happen to me.

      Personal stuff I backup on to my external hard drive and certain things go on dropbox; which is very handy for syncing between computers also.

      I run a few websites, so often take backups for them. Those are backed up on my home computer (currently have no big/high storage websites) and are copied across to an external also. I also back them up "off site" on a VPS just to be extra sure.


      So, that's me, what about you?
       
    2. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      With most things on my computer say music, certain pictures and such and also documents I need to keep I will backup and keep safe on a seperate hard drive. I used to always be someone who would re install a PC without backing up and then be really angry with myself because I had lost so much. Another thing I back up is my favourites aswell as many of those I always forget if I have not got them backed up.

      With website backup's I do them each night and I keep one on the server and one saved on my computer.
       
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      I keep a copy of important things on a memory stick.
      When I ran a forum I always had a backup on my hard drive as well as on the server.
       
    4. fiona1964

      fiona1964 Chataholic

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      I have a external hard drive where I keep photos poems music and other important stuff on
       
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      Nissapower Shy Chatter

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      I have studied Graphic Design and the first thing my teacher told us was to always back-up your work!!! This is the key ground rule and since then, I always back-up my stuff! I had the bad surprise one day when I was working, and then the power went out! All my work was gone and I didn't save at all. [-_-]
       
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      Castle Getting There

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      I back up some things on a jump drive, but I am ashamed to say I dont back up my hard drive.
       
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      RJH Getting There

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      No, even though I should I don't, ever get the time.
       
    8. Marc

      Marc Crazy Dave FTW!

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      Erm.. System Restore for Windows...
      I can make a backup any point in time, well.. for what they offer, ;)

      Anyway, other than that, I don't back up anything on my desktop on a flash-drive - stuff like that..
      My desktop isn't going anywhere, so there's no need to worry.
       
    9. Ikram45

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      I only backup important things such as documents and songs also (rarely)
       
    10. MellowGuy

      MellowGuy rambling rambler

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      So far my only consistent backup is my pictures and video of special events. I don't take much pictures and so I treasure the ones that I did keep. So far these are backed up on 3 different hard drives. As for work files and documents I only back up in 1 hard drive. I'm very responsible as to what goes in and out of my computer and so never really had virus problems or hard drive failures.

      I really should get into the habit of backing up my laptop more often but I just haven't found the need to. (I probably just jinxed myself with that statement :p )
       
    11. benjaminp

      benjaminp Quiet Chatter

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      Unforeseen things can and will happen.

      As for system restores. They only change settings/programs back to previous states. Your documents would still be lost.