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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Once Again It's Data Backup Day!

Have you ever considered what would happen if you had one of the following situations occur with your computer?
  • hard drive crash
  • damaged database file
  • virus infection requiring reformatting of hard drive
  • dropping your laptop or CPU
  • zombie attack
Participating in Data Backup Day and following consistent backup practices can prevent almost all of these frightening situations.  Except for the zombie attack - you are on your own with that one but you might find some good tips here.  And remember the worst place to sit out a zombie attack is a cemetery.

What To Backup
  • genealogy databases
  • photos
  • bookmarks
  • blog template
  • blog posts
  • other files related to genealogy
How To Backup
  • purchase a storage device such as an external hard drive or a flash drive
  • copy data to CDs or DVDs
  • utilize an online backup service
When To Backup
  • at least once a month
  • when you've made major changes to your database or blog template
  • more frequently if you feel the need
Backup Resources


Janet Iles said...

I needed the reminder. I will do it right now.

I love your new template for your blog. It is very classy and the information is neatly arranged.