Are You Ready to Lose ALL Your Genealogy Data? Prepare for Data Loss on Data Backup Day!
Today, July 1st is Data Backup Day which occurs the 1st of each month! It is a good time to review your genealogy data backup plan (you have one, right?) and make sure everything is working properly and up-to-date. Here are some deals to help you ensure that your data is protected!
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.
Data Backup Day Savings – TODAY ONLY
Save 50% and More on External Hard Drives, USB Flash Drives, and Backup Programs TODAY ONLY during Data 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 $88 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.
Backup Photos with Picture Keeper – Save 65%
Save up to 65% on Picture Keeper! Picture Keeper is an amazing device that looks like a simple USB flash drive but it is so much more. Yes, you could buy a cheap flash drive and take the DIY approach but Picture Keeper has an automated system of making sure ALL of your photos are backed up! Right now you can get the 32GB Picture Keeper with 16,000-Photo Capacity, regularly $129.99 USD, for just $44.99 USD! Sale prices also apply to the 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes. Sale valid TODAY ONLY, July 1st. Click HERE to shop – via Groupon
Data Backup Giveaway
Win a Data Backup Bundle valued at over $300 USD! Enter the Data Backup Giveaway at Genealogy Bargains this week and you could win an amazing Data Backup bundle! We’ll select one (1) winner on Friday, July 6th, 2018 and announce the winner over at our Facebook page. IMPORTANT: You get more entries if you follow us and like our Facebook page, and check out the deals at Genealogy Bargains!
The winner will receive the following:
- One (1) WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 valued at $99.99 USD
- One (1) year of 2TB automatic cloud storage from iDrive – valued at $69.50 USD
- One (1) SanDisk Cruzer 256GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive – valued at $69.99 USD
- One (1) $100 Amazon gift card – valued at $100 USD
This prize package is valued at over $300 USD and you could win if you enter by 11:59 pm CDT on Thursday, July 5th, 2018. Click HERE to enter!
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