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I did it

Been getting things done and I finally got everything except my music backed up on our external hard drive. It took me about 9 h 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 gigs of space on my c drive. I figured now that things are relatively organized I will back up every 4 – 6 months. How often do you all back up – please leave comment and share?


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

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

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


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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Love the vid. So busy. lol.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. Thanks datallmon that is good to know.

  15. 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!

  16. Thanks for the compliment and sound advice Mikeywaz.

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