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World Backup Day – You’ve spent years gathering genealogy data, but how secure is it?

World Backup Day - You've spent years gathering genealogy data, but how secure is it?

World Backup Day:  Let me ask you this: when was the last time you backed up your genealogy data?

Be honest with yourself right now: when was the last time you backed up your genealogy data? If you didn’t have your computer, laptop, or mobile phone right, what data would you lose? How long would it take you to reconstruct it? Where would you go to get information? Your genealogy research data is an investment reflecting the time and effort you’ve spent tracing your roots. Like any other investment, it should be safe and secure for future use.

World Backup Day: The 3-2-1 Backup Plan

Many of you know I’m a big advocate of the 3-2-1 Backup Plan! Basically I make sure I have 3 backups, using 2 different media, and 1 backup MUST be offsite, either physically or in the cloud.

World Backup Day: The 3-2-1 Backup Plan

I suffered a data loss. I turned off the syncing feature of Dropbox on my desktop to gain more processing speed. I kept saying I would turn it back on. And then the hard drive failed on my desktop computer. I lost two weeks’ worth of writing and research. Gone!

So now I use what I call the 3-2-1 Backup Plan and I stick to it religiously. I don’t get greedy for speed or lazy and put it off to tomorrow.

  • At least 3 different backups. I use a cloud-based program, a 4TB external hard drive, and a 2TB external solid state drive.
  • Use 2 different media for backup. Never have all your backups on just solid state drives.
  • At least 1 backup must be offsite, away from the original source. The cloud qualifies as the most convenient method.

World Backup Day:  FREE CHEAT SHEET Backing Up Your Genealogy Data

I just put the finishing touches on my biggest genealogy cheat sheet EVER! Backing Up Your Genealogy Data covers the reasons why you should backup your data, how to create a data backup plan, the 3-2-1 Backup Plan, how to identify data for backup, backing up to 1) media such as an external solid state drive, 2) an online backup program like Carbonite or Backblaze, and 3) backing up to cloud based programs such as Dropbox. Click HERE or the image below for your free download!


World Backup Day:  Check Out These AMAZING World Backup Day Sales!

SanDisk 2TB Portable Solid State Drive! The size of a credit card, the quick backup drive has no moving parts like a tradition external drive so it is less likely to fail. This is the preferred method of backup by most genealogists! Click HERE or the image below to snag these savings!

World Backup Day:  Check Out These AMAZING World Backup Day Sales!

 

Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive HDD! Easily store and access 2TB to content on the go with the Seagate Portable Drive, a USB external hard drive. Designed to work with Windows or Mac computers, this external hard drive makes backup a snap just drag and drop. Click HERE or the image below.

World Backup Day: Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive

 

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