Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Data Backup Day Contest - Win a 4GB Flash Drive

This Sunday, March 1, 2009, is Data Backup Day over at Geneabloggers.  And this month there is a great prize being given away:

A Kingston Data Traveler 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
(see details at http://tr.im/gAF6)

Data Backup Day is a monthly reminder of the importance of backup up all your genealogy research data including photos, documents, emails, and even your blog posts!

For this month's Data Backup Day, post about your worst data loss nightmare (real or imagined) or about steps you've taken to prevent data loss. Make sure you include "Data Backup Day" in your post title and your name could be drawn at random to win this great prize.

See the rules for the contest over at Geneabloggers.


Gini said...

Hi Thomas, could you give me some tips on how to back up my blog posts? I thought and was told by my computer guru that because it's on the internet they are already there and backed up. I appreciate your expertise.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Hey Gini

In a way your guru is right - you can't back up your blog to your own computer. But both Blogger and WordPress now have ways to backup your posts and templates for safekeeping.

Here are links from the Facebook Bootcamp for Geneabloggers site:

Backup Your Blogger-Based Blog

Backing Up Your Blog (WordPress)

Gini said...

Thank you Thomas, I will read up and get busy on backing up my blog. I would rather be safe than sorry! I backed up my FTM 2008, photos and other data over the weekend, then loaded 2009 FTM, it was a great feeling to be backed up and caught up, I sure slept better that night! Thanks again Thomas.