Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It's The 1st of the Month - Have You Backed Up Your Files?

Today is March 1st. Have you backed up your genealogy files?

Why not?

Let me tell you the story of why I never miss backing up my files at least once a month, and sometimes even more often!

Back in 2006 I had a laptop, and I knew I should have been doing backups of all of my files, but I simply didn't. When one morning, I got up, grabbed my tea, and sat down to a laptop I had inadvertently left on all night. I went to turn it on, thinking it was off, and there was a popping sound, the smell of burnt wires, and smoke!

My hard drive was MELTED!

The lesson learned cost me dearly! Over $800 to find a professional who could pull my files out of the melted drive.

Don't be like I was, and regret and cry because you hadn't backed up your files!

On the first day of every month do a regular backup on your hard drive. I do that, and then I also do a backup on my external hard drive, as well as a third backup on a thumb drive. This includes my genealogy files, as well as all of my precious photographs.

It's still early! Get your files backed up before you go to bed tonight!

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