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]

A Backup Plan: External Hard-Drives

by JL Beeken on 11-12-2010

Today, my second Western Digital WD Elements 640 GB Portable External Hard Drive arrived in the mail from Amazon. It’s presently in the midst of receiving my 200 GB of personal files.

Here’s an actual Fort Knox backup plan. I thought I already had one. Surprise! … [continued]

Yet Another Backup Story

by JL Beeken on 9-10-2010

So, the big question is: Did my files survive the computer crash? How well did my file backup serve me?  Because we just love to hear those stories of utter devastation, don’t we? The pictures of towers burnt to a crisp. Melted hard-drives. Wisps of charcoal where wires used to be. … [continued]

Mozy Online Backup Services

by JL Beeken on 4-28-2009

Mozy Online Backup At the time of writing, this is a description of Mozy Online Backup services.

  • 2GB Free
  • automatic & encrypted
  • $4.95/mth or $54.45/yr unlimited storage with desktop or web restoration … [continued]

The Importance Of A Good Backup Plan

by JL Beeken on 10-25-2008

If you have a computer you need a good backup plan.

It shocks me to realize how much of the life I take for granted is on my computer. Not anywhere on paper I can hold in my hands. Thousands of family history files and photographs, contacts, email, financial files … Thousands and thousands of hours of work. The thought of any of it disappearing leaves me breathless. … [continued]

Online Backup at Mozy

by JL Beeken on 10-04-2007

Mozy Online BackupIf you are still keeping your file backups in the same place as your computer, you may be asking for trouble. Fire, floods or theft, although unexpected, do happen, and it only takes once to lose it all. Mozy Online Backup is a great service. After installing and activating a small program, your choice of files are encrypted for privacy and automatically backed up to an online server.

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Mozy Online Backup

by JL Beeken on 4-04-2007

Mozy Online BackupIf you have your files backed up to another computer or up-to-date external drive or discs, in a different location, you’re in much better shape than a lot of us. If you don’t, you might think about online backup at Mozy.

I resisted this for a long time because I thought it was too expensive, too complicated and would expose my private files to prying eyes. None of those things are true.

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Online Backup: Mozy, Carbonite & Box

by JL Beeken on 1-22-2007

Online backup solutions seem to be everywhere these days.

Carbonite is a very user-friendly online backup service. You don’t have to log on anywhere to upload files as the entire process is automated. … [continued]