Seven Days Later it's Friday …………
Last week I wrote about 5 steps to create a disciplined method for doing BACKUPS. Lets take a look at those 5 steps one at a time. This week we will look at step 1.
"1) Decide what data needs to be backed up on a regular basis"
The best way to figure this out is to get into this mind set. Imagine that the computer you use on a regular basis just disappeared. I mean it's gone! Now imagine you have your replacement Mac or PC and it has your programs loaded on it. What data do you really need to be able to proceed? Now that would be the "Critical Data" that you need to backup. All other data that you have is good to have but not critical data. You still will want to back all of your data but if you take a look at Terry's blog on Monday of this week, you too may find that you are keeping way more data than you need. Good time to clean up and archive data you really don't need every day.
Here is a second tip to also consider. You need to store your CD's and or DVD's of your software in a safe place or at least make backup copies (which is better) and store the originals in a safe place as well. You'll also want to find the license codes and or the receipt for the software you bought. In case of loss, you can get in contact with the software vendors and get replacement copies if needed and perhaps not have to pay full price for them. Store a copy of this information in a safe place as well. I have not used it but some users use a program called "1PASSWORD" to store their software licenses electronically.
Boy I was pressed to find the right musical selection this week so I went with this.
It's important to keep your data safe
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