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From: Joan <>
Subject: [Q-R] Saving data off computers
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 04:20:39 -0700 (PDT)
I have two flash drives - each one is 8 GB. When I bought them I backed up my
entire computer onto both. That would include all my documents, my genealogy
program and my bookmarks. Then I put one in my purse and one in my safe deposit
box at the bank.
I keep backing up to the flash drive in my purse - maybe every week or so
depending on how much new data I have gathered.
When I go to the bank, I make sure I visit my safe deposit box and exchange
flash drives. When I get home with the flash drive from my safe deposit box I
back up again.
That way I always have most of my data located in two different spots - my purse
which I can grab and go and the bank which will not be affected should my house
have a fire, flood, hurricane etc.
It's inexpensive but does require some planning and thought.
Passing it on.
Researching BOND, MEAGHER, and PELLERIN in Port Felix, Nova Scotia.
Researching LAFORET and SAAM in Williamsburg NY and Frankenthal Germany
Researching CONNOLLY and McLAUGHLIN in Cty Tyrone Ireland and Ontario Canada