One computer out-the-door 🙂 Remember I told you my weekend task was to clear out a computer, well it’s done and tomorrow morning it’s leaving the house with me.
I’ve removed all the software I installed, and all the documents I created. I used it for a video project of mine, and it turned out there was about 66 GB of data, to transfer. Since my new computer only have a 128 GB solid state disk, there wasn’t really room for all my video projects. So to make sure I have “redundancy”, I stored the files from the borrowed computer on two external hard-drives.
Why two? Well, I want to make sure, that if something happens with one of the hard-drives, I have one more chance 😉 I know this sounds excessive, but having been around computers for a few years, I know that hard-drives can go “belly up”. There are, after all, moving parts in most of them.
A lot of people, do save backups of pictures, video and documents, on a CD/DVD, memory stick or an external hard-drive. And this is a good thing to do, you never know what’s going to happen to you computer, and having a backup is great.
But if you have that picture, video or document you don’t want to loose, on only one device, I would recommend that you consider making one more copy, on a separate unit. Wouldn’t you just hate, if something happened to your device, and you no longer could access that priceless picture of a family member, that are no longer here, or that video, of your child walking for the first time…
I know I would!
What about you – do you have backup of your “would-hate-to-loose” documents?
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Congrats on 1 less thing! No, I don’t have backups for most stuff. Bad me!
I’m probably a little backup crazy, as I know I have multiple copies of pretty much all my files.. It’s a cleanup job for another day.. to get down to ONLY two copies…
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Haha, you OVER back up, and I don’t at ALL. Wonder if there’s a medium somewhere???? 😉
I’m sure there must be… Sometime during this fall/winter I have plans to attach some of my external hard drives to sort them out, combine things and hopefully end up with ONE set of nice clean files. and THEN I can make one (one) extra backup. I’m hoping to shed some of my old external hard drives so that I’ll be down to two/three of them.