World Backup Day 2018 – Don’t Be an April Fool!
Use the 3-2-1 Backup Plan
Me, the “tech guy,” got burned last year and lost data. It was my own fault and I accepted full responsibility for just being plain lazy. While I’ve been using Dropbox since its inception, I turned off the syncing feature on my desktop because of “the need for speed” when it came to working. Each day I kept telling myself that I would turn it back on and go watch television or do something while the program caught up and copied my local data up to the Dropbox servers. And then the hard drive failed on my desktop computer. I lost two weeks’ worth of writing and research. Poof! Gone!
Here is a short video explaining how one of my hard drives just up and died recently and why I didn’t panic because I am using the 3-2-1 Backup Plan along with iDrive:
Click HERE to view the video on YouTube.
World Backup Day Savings – TODAY ONLY
Save 50% and More on External Hard Drives, USB Flash Drives, and Backup Programs TODAY ONLY during World Backup Day! Is your genealogy and family history data FULLY PROTECTED? Are you using the 3-2-1 Backup Plan that I’ve discussed so often? (click HERE for details). Do risk losing years worth of research – get your backup supplies and do it NOW!
External Hard Drives at Amazon
Amazon has the BEST SELECTION of external hard drives both portable and desktop. The prices have dropped DRASTICALLY in the past year – I just purchased a 4TB portable USB 3.0 drive for only $99 USD! Here are the latest deals from Amazon:
USB Flash Drives at Amazon
Another method of protecting your most valuable data is to back it up to a USB Flash Drive and then store it in a SAFE PLACE such as a fire safe or a safety deposit box! Here are the latest deals from Amazon:
Save 90% on iDrive Automatic Backup
90% off iDrive automatic online backup: normally $69.50 per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95! Once you’ve scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images! Click HERE to sign up now and click HERE for more info – via iDrive.
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