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Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby MD/JD2B » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:16 pm

What is the most efficient way of keeping a back-up of your current day to day files? CDs ??? I am not a computer guy....all this has been done for me in the past.

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cardinalandgold
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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:19 pm

External hard drive.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby skamike » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:47 pm

When I take notes in class, sometimes I will write them in Gmail, which autosaves. Then I don't have to worry about backups. Plus, they are with me anytime, anywhere (with a computer, of course)

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby MD/JD2B » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Both great ideas; thank you.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:35 pm

I just bought this -

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-E ... 116&sr=8-3


1TB for $89. Hard to beat that deal. And it would work perfectly for what you want it to do.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:41 pm

kalvano wrote:1TB for $89. And it would work perfectly for what you want it to do.

That's quite the mobile porn storage device

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:59 pm

skamike wrote:When I take notes in class, sometimes I will write them in Gmail, which autosaves. Then I don't have to worry about backups. Plus, they are with me anytime, anywhere (with a computer, of course)


Why would you do that? Just use Google Docs (this is directed at you, the OP, and everyone else in the world).

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby dakatz » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:12 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
kalvano wrote:1TB for $89. And it would work perfectly for what you want it to do.

That's quite the mobile porn storage device


My friend uses his 1TB for just that purpose. He put a big sticker on the side of the hard drive that reads "The Motherload". Quite perverted but oddly appropriate.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby MeTalkPrettyOneDay » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:18 pm

kalvano wrote:I just bought this -

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-E ... 116&sr=8-3


1TB for $89. Hard to beat that deal. And it would work perfectly for what you want it to do.
I use that external hard drive plus Mozy (http://mozy.com/home). I use the free version of Mozy, which gives you 2 GB - more than enough to back up class notes and some other important docs. Having both an external hard drive and an online backup is probably overkill, but this setup protects me even even my apartment gets flooded, burns to the ground, falls into the earth, gets blasted by an alien spaceship, etc.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby skamike » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:25 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
skamike wrote:When I take notes in class, sometimes I will write them in Gmail, which autosaves. Then I don't have to worry about backups. Plus, they are with me anytime, anywhere (with a computer, of course)


Why would you do that? Just use Google Docs (this is directed at you, the OP, and everyone else in the world).


I do, I just call it "using Gmail" since it's where I access it. But yes, writing in the actual email portion of gmail would be sorta useless considering Google Docs

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby kalvano » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:36 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
kalvano wrote:1TB for $89. And it would work perfectly for what you want it to do.

That's quite the mobile porn storage device



I got 3.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby hsprophet » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:42 pm

I would get a USB thumb drive. One with a couple GB will be more than enough for your school files. Keep it in a separate place from your PC (like in your car) in case of theft/fire/etc. If you are concerned with security, they make some that have built-in password protection.

A USB drive will be very handy, and you'll probably find use for one for reasons other than just backup.

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby ggocat » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:15 pm

I use a mini 8GB thumb drive.

As you can see, it's about the size of a quarter, and you can leave it in your laptop without having to remove it every time you put your laptop in your backpack or briefcase. Of course, it doubles as a quick and easy transfer device for sharing files among computers.

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It's about $30 total; you usually have to buy the SD card separately. You can pay less for a smaller SD card (less memory).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HG ... ss_product
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026L ... ss_product

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby javajoe » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:35 pm

I am considering this option. I like that it will sync files with multiple devices (home computer, laptop, iphone).

I will point out, however, that since the free version is limited to 2GB, this probably isn't the best option for backing up media such as pictures and music. But for just keeping documents, it seems like a good fit.

https://www.dropbox.com/tour

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby boardride23 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:54 pm

All of my friends currently 1L's and 2L's are all raving about SugarSync which is a computer backup and syncing program. They offer a 2 GB free plan, but have many features which drop box does not. It backs up and sync's cross multiple computers. Additionally you can share links with friends to certain files that are backed up under your account. Another great feature which other similar applications don't offer is applications/compatability with the iPhone and Android. HIGHLY recommended! 8)

https://www.sugarsync.com/

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Re: Backing up files, briefs, notes

Postby MD/JD2B » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:51 pm

Many thanks for the sugar sync info. I signed up for the trial period and used it!! Makes sense even to a computer dummy like me. My files on my phone... wow.. maybe a man on the moon's next!




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