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« on: October 11, 2015, 03:04:24 PM »
Not sure where to put this but.

I just accidentally reset my Linux distro.
Luckily I had Backed it up yesterday,So no trouble, ;D
If I had not, big trouble.
If you are writing a long paper. Back it up on a usb stick and computer drive and or cloud.

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Re: Back-it-up Back-it-up Back-it-up
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 04:23:33 PM »
Excellent advice, Lost.  Whether it be a long paper or anything else that would be difficult, if not impossible, to replace needs to be backed up.

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Re: Back-it-up Back-it-up Back-it-up
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 06:00:40 PM »
It is important to note that your back up plan should involve several layers of backups - and preferably with one layer that is "off-site".

Having one backup is not enough. A house fire/flood/tornado/thief could take both the computer and the backup drive and then you got nothing.

Note also that USB sticks are not designed as backup storage devices. Their purpose is to temporarily store files during transport from one computer to another - like taking a document from work to home and back. USB sticks/thumb drives are too vulnerable to damage from physical abuse (getting stepped on) to ESD damage just pulling it out of a staticy pocket.

I backup to an old XP machine I repurposed as a NAS device. This system is blocked from Internet access but not my network. It is located downstairs on the other side of the house. I also have all my business and tax files, and important family photos on a disk at my bank's safe deposit box. I also keep fairly recent image disks in there in case I lose everything in my house.
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