backup strategies

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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El Wray
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Re: backup strategies
In reply to harrygilbert, Apr 14, 2013

My backup system isn't sophisticated, but it's simple and works for my needs. For me, simple wins out because it means I'll actually do it.

I have my pictures on three drives: the PC's internal drive, an external USB drive always attached the PC, and another USB drive which I keep off site.

I use FreeFileSync to keep the drives synced and up-to-date.

FreeFileSync is fast and easy, so I can quickly update the always-attached USB drive frequently. It compares the two drives (or folders if you prefer) and only backs up new or changed files.  It's a neat little piece of software.  It's so easy and quick to use, I find myself running it a lot- which is good.

In addition to the always-attached USB drive,  every so often, I bring the off-site drive home and update it too.

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