Rules of Backup
- If it’s not automated it’s not backup
- If it’s not nightly it’s not backup
- If it’s not off-site, it’ll get damaged with the computer
- If it’s not on-site, it won’t be accessible when needed
- If it’s not tested, it will be corrupt when you need it
Sign up for cloud backup service.
- Carbonite ($6/mo) - does both cloud backup and on-site backup to external drive.
Get cloud sync for your “work folders”. Store your current projects there.
- Dropbox - cloud folder sync with roll-back feature.
You can use Dropbox to roll your files back to earlier state when you mess up. It’s layman’s version control.
If you can’t or won’t use cloud, use a good file sync program to create backups:
- Bvckup2 - file sync without cloud ($20)
Remember to take media off-site or sync to a remote computer at a different location.