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PSA: go backup your computer!

Right now! After you read this! So that if your computer suddenly refuses to boot like mine did last night, you won't be wondering if you'll ever see the last few months of fanfic you've been writing but haven't yet published ever again...

Thankfully, my job-related work is all on my work computer and is regularly backed up, but since I feel funny about backing up my personal folder (read: fanfic) at school, and I haven't gotten around to backing it up at home for a few months, there's a fair amount of stuff locked up on that hard drive. :(

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zubeneschamali
Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have a couple of backup plans available, it's just reminding myself to use them. *needs Gibbs!slap*
aleo_70
Feb. 3rd, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
There is also Norton's Ghost - set the schedule and it does the rest with automatic back-ups (I use an external drive for these) from just files and folders to complete image of the harddrive. You don't need to remember to do anything other than ensure the external drive is connected.

Harddrive crashes? Install a new one, restore from back-up and hey presto instant clone machine, no messy moving back in or lengthy reinstalling of software needed. At most I'll only loose a week. I've not had to do it (touch wood) but my brother has many times when moving into new laptops and swears by it. My schedule is set weekly to run at some ungodly hour that I'm normaly not using the computer so it is completely painless.

Just a thought.
zubeneschamali
Feb. 4th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
That sounds pretty neat. Great for forgetful people like me. :/