Backup: How I Do It | Protect Your Files

by JL Beeken on 12-18-2011

Every time I write about backup I think it’s going to be the last time because, I mean, what else is there to say about it? … [continued]

SugarSyncSugarSync is yet another online backup and file sync option. Here are the top ten reasons you should use it.

  1. Back up and secure your data (you never know when your computer will crash)
  2. Access all of your files on the go (from any browser or mobile phone)
  3. Share entire folders and collaborate on projects … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeThere’s no such thing, technically speaking, as running Legacy from Dropbox.

Dropbox is a storage location; it’s not an operating system.

There are many ways of running the same Legacy Family Tree database on multiple computers but this is probably the simplest way to run Legacy from Dropbox, meaning using the database stored on Dropbox.

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Legacy Family TreeSo far, so good. In five years of MRIN filing I’ve never needed a backup of my MRINs.

But, what I have done occasionally is swap numbers around and lose track of where else the MRINs exist in my database. … [continued]

In an effort to clean up lately I’ve found an easier route to update software. I tried Update Notifier but I like this better.  It’s under my immediate control and doesn’t require additional software that might give me only partial results. … [continued]

Dropbox: Another Use For Shared Folders

by JL Beeken on 7-03-2011

DropboxHere’s another reason to use Dropbox to share files.

Yesterday I called my cousin in Georgia, as I do periodically.

She was in the midst of backing up all her files to disk because her computer was acting funny, sending up ‘weird messages’ and crashing every few minutes. … [continued]

Cleaning Your Carbonite Backup Drive

by JL Beeken on 3-27-2011

CarboniteIf you use Carbonite you’ll know that it creates a Backup Drive on your computer where you can view all the files that are backed up to their server as well as all files that are pending backup. … [continued]

A Simple Backup Plan

by JL Beeken on 3-23-2011

I just watched Thomas’ webinar (available at Legacy webinars on CD) called Backing Up: Your Genealogy Data and if I didn’t already have a simple backup plan I still wouldn’t. … [continued]

Finding The Ancestors

by JL Beeken on 11-25-2010

Finding the ancestors is a challenge right now but I’m making progress.

Anyone who doesn’t have a Windows Live Photo Gallery disaster on their hands is probably saying, “Whew, glad it wasn’t me.” Or if you don’t use Vista or Windows 7, you might be saying, “Whew, nothing to do with me, Next!”

For the few of us left, and for the future … … [continued]

Windows LIveNow comes the nasty part of the Windows Live Photo Gallery Cleanup. The ANCESTORS. 108 folders with 6,173 files. Although, not every single one of them is an image file. A few are text or PDF. It’s a broad count. Maybe there’s only 5,586 images, precisely. … [continued]