Got a reminder from my Mac, ignored it, and hour later Mac completely crashed, absolutely terrifying! Luckily everything’s fine, running a backup now.
So this is a friendly reminder to everyone, especially authors, if you keep putting things off like I always do, do a backup now!
Backups are oh so important and now part of a routine after suffering major data loss a few years ago.
I found a good way now is I simply have a 120GB SSD drive of which I use just for work purposes, on that drive I install dropbox of which I have 100GB. Now all of my work is stored on the drive and in “the cloud” (which I share across my devices) and I also backup to memory sticks on per job basis.
1 TB WD Passport + 1 TB WD Passport (another) + 1 Mac machine with Dropbox for centralized storage. Everything is on regular backup routine. No files are gonna be lost. Total Victory
Use a PC for keeping all trash. It will be automatically deleted soon. Lol
Got an SSD and Dropbox, so I think I’m pretty much okay
SSD+Dropbox here as well, automatic backups work really well without me worrying about it. Dropbox has a feature called Events, where you can for example track down an incident when you accidentally deleted thousands of files and want them to just roll back (looking at you rm -rf!). Only negative I have experienced is that it may take a few days to upload/download the initial 100GB to/from Dropbox.
If you run a business ( like me ) having your data safe is the first priority. Besides all the work done in all those years, there’s also things like administration, bills, invoices etc. you can’t lose them ( also have printed versions ofcourse ).
I work from a RAID system that always instantly saves everything to 2 harddrives. So if one breaks – i always have the second one with the latest data. Besides that i run backups to 2 other drives every day – that i swap each week. The backupdrive not in use should be in a safe or off-site ( in case a fire or something breaks out ).
So, i’m pretty sure i’m safe – unless….. a meteor hits my town or something