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?
In honour of World Backup Day, I am running a backup on my desktop – it’s been far too long – using my purpose built home file server and a sexy little program called “Syncrify“.
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!
4 thoughts on “Safety first”
It’s been so long since I last did this. I *urgently* need to enact this!
I didn’t dare look at how long it had been since my last one.
My incremental backup has been running for 3 hours now and is at 73%. It takes 3 minutes when there have been no changes. I guess its been a while…
And now its been nearly 24 hours and its still on 96%. Might cancel it soon, and restart. It should skip all the stuff it did before…
I suspect its all the new video files taking up the space.