Why You Need To Backup!
Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:09 PM
When I went in on Monday to pick it up, I discovered that, to my horror, that they had installed the new drive, had put my old installation on Vista on it, and try had WIPED my F drive clean.
My F drive holds all of my photos, layouts, design work, and writing. It was awful.
What kept me from completely flipping out? I have everything backed up two ways: on an EHD and with Carbonite. The day before I took it into the shop I made sure that my EHD backup was current.
Can you imagine how horrific it would be if that drive was't beaked up???
I use a free tool by Microsoft called SyncToy to do my EHD backup.
I just got it back today. It will probably take me a week to get all of the software, hardware, and files set up like I want them. But at least, I can.
If you haven't set yourself up with a good back up plane, do it...today!
Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:26 AM
Phew, glad you have a recovery place because I know the pain of losing everything. I'm going to check out SyncToy because the backup software on my WD EHD never would install properly so I have been backing up manually (if that makes sense!). Blessings for your reinstalling!
The backup software of my WD EHD didn't work properly too and I had bunch of corrupted files. I did it manually too, but it is worth trying a good synchronizing/backup software. It is worth it because now it is so easy for me.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 05:25 AM
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:54 AM
My Gallery I scrap with Photoshop CS6.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:46 PM
Another thought.... I love my ehd's but make sure you have a back-up that is "off site" whether online, in a safe deposit box or at your parents' house. My family thought I was a fanatic until my brother had a fire...
YES! That's a very good thing. I do that too. In case .... and hopefully I'll never need it!
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