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Jun152009

Studio Journal Entry #4: The Computer Backup.



Consider this a reminder!
For anyone that owns a computer, this is one of the most important things you need to do. It's amazing how many stories I hear of people losing all their work, images, files, and everything they had on their computer when it finally decides, (usually without warning) to process it's last megabyte of data and dies a most inconvenient death.
This is one of the worst things that can happen and is a real bitch to deal with afterward. Not counting the delays and $ it will cost, there are already enough things we need to stress out over in a work week.

What I do is give my computers a great big overhaul twice a year. Once in June and once at the end of the year. I go through all my files, organize and/or trash anything not needed anymore and clear the desktop too.
Then I go in and Burn a few back-up DVD's worth of files and images and anything else to have a hard copy and throw it in the safe. I'll then go back in and trash anything else I can, especially large image files. Anything you can do to give your computer a chance to breath and run a little easier is a good thing in my book.

Along with the twice a year cleaning, I also have an external hard drive and regularly (2 or 3 times a week) back up the hard drive. Now with Macs, which is what I have, it's stupid easy with Time Machine. Just turn on the External, the computer does all the work, and your done. So if anything happens between the biannual cleaning, your still covered.

I highly recommend this before it's too late.
Being that time of year again, I'll be doing my computer sometime this week. Can't wait to fill up my trash.
Also, please post any tips or good habits that you have and can add to these!
Later
WM


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Warren Martineck

Reader Comments (5)

Flipped it on and Time Machine has now fully backed up. Tomorrow I start Organizing files.

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarren Martineck

Just backed up all my 09 files on 3 DVD's, and cleaned and trashed everything. Feels so good.

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarren Martineck

Differences? Yes, already I noticed it started up a lot faster this morning... which is more than I can say for myself.

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarren Martineck

Hmm. Should consult Dr. Mac on this one! (LOL)
DrMacCT.com

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterillstudio

Yes, I would concur.

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarren Martineck

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