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Do you back up your computer -- the whole system -- or at least your data files?  Imagine if you didn't -- and this happens:   :O



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Yes and just this week a colleague who didn't relearned that lesson, though not as dramatically.

I have Apple Time Machine running which backs up everything previously I've run systems that just did data files. Even once all internal storage has gone solid state I'm not willing to chance it. I just recently had a smartphone get bricked by an antivirus program and without backup I'd be in trouble. With no moving parts physical wear and tear if less of an issue than with spinning disk drives: but failures still are possible.
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I have a MAC and have Apple Time Machine running but storing to an external WDMyBook storage device, but when my hard drive did fail, the Connecting Point in Medford was able to retrieve and restore it all without ever accessing the external storage. I was freaked out that I had all my writing and pictures gone last year just before Christmas, but the new drive and restoration was only a few hundred dollars.  I also email the text of my Novel in progress to myself at an email address as a storage system that is simple to access from anywhere.

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I backup all my pictues on a flashdrive.
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work computer gets backed up automatically

all my photos are backed up on an external hard drive, also all uploaded to Snapfish


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I've got a couple independent backups stored in different locations.
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work computer gets backed up automatically

all my photos are backed up on an external hard drive, also all uploaded to Snapfish

Good for you!  Always better safe than sorry...

Moi, I do a full system backup every once in a while -- and data backup's nightly -- all to an external drive.  Data files are additionally backed up to an offsite location ("the cloud").  The process is actually pretty darn painless.


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Have a NAS backup (network) along with Carbonite (Online). If someone steals your computer...They're likely to take your backup. If you have a fire or surge, if your backup is hooked up...If it takes one, it will take them all. I highly recommend online backup for that reason if you are only going to have one. SSD drives are awesome in regards to stability and lack of failure but it still does happen. I just had a brand new one fail right after I installed the Operating System and required a warranty replacement.

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