I Did It

by tacogirl
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Been getting things done and I finally got everything (besides my music) backed up on our external hard drive. It took me about 9 hours to do it (not including virus scan of files before moving them over). The best part about that is my clean up netted me 10 GB of space on my c drive. I figure now that things are relatively organized I’ll be back up every 4-6 months. How often do you all back up? Leave comment and share.

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tacogirl December 9, 2008 - 8:51 pm

Thanks for the compliment and sound advice Mikeywaz.

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Mikeywaz December 7, 2008 - 6:02 pm

6 months!? Don’t wait that long again. You’ve been very lucky so far – take it from someone who wasn’t and lost almost everything. Twice! I use an external hard drive, but I’ve heard good things about Mozy – http://mozy.com/. It’s an online backup service. Whatever way you do it, do it as often as you can!
P.S. Love the new look of the blog!

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tacogirl December 6, 2008 - 2:10 am

Thanks datallmon that is good to know.

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datallmon December 4, 2008 - 2:36 pm

I use a program called second copy. You can select folders and even files within for back-up on a recurring frequency.

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tacogirl December 4, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Thanks Roger and Datallmon – wondering on such programs can you set to back up certain files and not others?

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datallmon December 3, 2008 - 10:07 pm

I back up each week without fail (experience is a hard teacher) I use 2 external drives, one that I carry with me on trips.

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Roger December 3, 2008 - 8:28 pm

I use a free program, syncback SE http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html to back mine up daily to my external drive. It finds anything that has changed that day and copies it to the external drive.

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tacogirl December 3, 2008 - 8:04 pm

Thanks My way – glad it is not high season traffic yet.

Nick you can email me via the one in my profile – I do not get peoples emails when they leave comments.

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Nick Pickert December 3, 2008 - 7:49 pm

Hello,
My family is considering moving to San Pedro and buying a business, and after reading all that you seem to do and know, I was wondering if you would be willing to email me as I have some questions that I believe you could help with.

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My Way December 3, 2008 - 7:41 pm

Love the vid. So busy. lol.

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tacogirl December 3, 2008 - 1:21 pm

Good to know Simon. I have never done an auto back up only manual. I still keep external hard drive in the original box so it will last longer.

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SimonB December 3, 2008 - 11:24 am

It shouldn’t be a chore, mine is scheduled to run automatically every day at 10pm and only takes about 10 or 15 minutes. The first backup takes about an hour or so.

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tacogirl December 2, 2008 - 11:02 pm

thanks mysteryboy – maybe I better rework my backing up habits.

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Anonymous December 2, 2008 - 10:59 pm

In the office – at least once a day. At home? 10 minutes too late!

~mysteryboy

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tacogirl December 2, 2008 - 9:27 pm

Wow I am impressed. I know I should do it more but it gets to be such a chore.

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SimonB December 2, 2008 - 6:54 pm

I backup every day, using a differential backup. S…

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