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     geekdom 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #242639 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      It’s time to make a special backup for end of year.

      This special backup might be the usual backup procedure, but should include special information for the whole year. It’s much easier to locate important information, financial information, medical information, business information for the year if stored on a separate disk and as part of your regular backup routine including a system image.

      This backup is your holiday gift to yourself and this gift is one you will appreciate.

      Group G{ot backup} Win7Pro · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta
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    • #242663 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Yup, last night I installed the security only updates (All  seems to be OK.) and did complete system back  up on both of our machines (Like I usually do after updates.) and this morning all seems to be well with them.


    • #242667 Reply


      Yep. For those of us who tell others to backup, and we know that we should backup but don’t ourselves backup, it’s definitely time to backup! We’ll have at least one good backup per year at this rate!

      Actually, although one good backup per year won’t recover a lot of your data, it will at least provide a way for you to get up and running again should your hard drive crash. If that’s all you have, you will be glad you have it.

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    • #242760 Reply

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      Thanks, geekdom, for the reminder. Normally, my backup interval depends on how much that is new (emails, installed software, data files, PPT and PDF documents and software source files, etc.), mostly related to my work, has probably accumulated on the hard disk since I made the last one. I make backups to external HDs with much the same frequency both for the Windows 7 PC and for the Mac: about once every two months, on average. Although I think that it would be safer to make one every time before installing the monthly patches. And to make a complete confession: I tend not make ISO images of the whole disk. Now I’m starting to suspect that I might like to live dangerously.



    • #243624 Reply

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      It’s not too late. Make your first of the year backup now.

      Group G{ot backup} Win7Pro · x64 · SP1 · i3-3220 · TestBeta

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