Think about all the documents, photos and other computer vitals you would lose if your hard drive died now. Wouldn’t that be a massive, massive pain in the bum?
At some point, I hope to actually finish the tutorial I’ve written on setting up a home backup server. For now though, read Part One which details building the machine itself.
Until then, I thoroughly recommend you backup your own machine. Its easy to do, there’s many low tech options:
- Copy your documents and images onto a portable hard drive.
- Burn them onto a few DVDs.
- Or, if they are less than 2Gig total, sign up to Dropbox, and put them there, accessible on all your computers.
Remember guys, it takes a few minutes each week/month/year (if you are as useless as me), but can save a world of heartache!
Many many plans
So, I have finished my exams. And that leaves me a few short weeks to tackle a variety of projects. Taking inspiration from Lifehacker, I am making a list on here of stuff I am aiming to achieve.
- Get healthy: The next 7 weeks, my first hour of each day is exercise. Keep me accountable on this one please!
- A new YesIts.Us website: The Lowry Family homepage, in full technicolor. Need to update this, and create a blog for my darling wife.
- Install Windows 7 on my PC: I only bought it 5 months ago, and already I feel I should probably install it!
- Make VictorandRachel.co.uk: A wedding site for my housemate.
- Do some more work on Cutting Edge: my large corporate project has been put on hold, but that’s no excuse not to do anything on it.
- Finish CrookesOnline.co.uk: Let’s get the Crookes homepage up and running for everyone!
- A new NamesNotNumbers.info: Everyone’s favourite charity, soon getting a new website. Design by committee – the best way!
- Get my server set up: It’s working fine, but its time to get that software running properly, with regular backups, and every PC in the house being served!
- Redesign ChristianPunks.co.uk: This site is no longer an active portal, so let’s make it a little more fresh and helpful!
- Start a peer reviewed journal: Coming soon – The Online Journal of Medicine (also known as OnJoM).
- Get tagging: Put post tags on every post on my blog.
- Walk the dogs.