Once a week.
Once a month.
Once a year.
Never, I don't know how to back-up.
Thanks ..... our posts crossed, I didn;t mean to ask again after you answered Scorp.
T7-8 since Feb 2005
I also backup with Time Machine to an external. However, the backup portion on my external died yesterday, so important files were put on another computer. I like the idea of an off site backup, but not sure of price or reliability between companies.
C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.
I use DropBox too and love it. Besides acting as an external backup tool for important files, another nice feature is you can share folders with other DropBox users. I am involved in a collaborative project for a conference and have found it works great for three of us to work on shared files very easily. One advantage over other external storage systems is Dropbox pushes updated folder content right to the user's machine and to the Dropbox server. So you don't have to log on to the website to access or update anything in your Dropbox folders. The ability to just work locally and not have to upload/download is nice. Another bonus: it's also free. Although the drawback to using the free service is the space offered is relatively low. But if you refer people and they sign up, you get more space for free.
Last edited by orangejello; 02-10-2010 at 08:36 PM.
I back-up everyday. It's automatic to a remote server
Thanks! I checked out and installed DropBox free version. It seems pretty cool, an easy way to keep certain files synced between my iMac and MacBook. It'll be great for an offsite backup for current work files in case anything goes wrong and whatever computer I'm working on gets messed up; I'd hate to have to re-do a bunch of work.
dropbox is great. i use it more for keeping files iam working on in sync on all my computers.
as orange jello said it has a great use when using apublic file for collabortive work.
i am trying to set one up for my family, this way dont have to email everbody the pictures, etc.
evernote is also great, free too.
maybe g wave will find a niche , i hear it is good for live translation.
lifehacker is a great site to give tou tricks on getting the most out of dropbox and other free software
how do you ngraphic people think of aviary cloud based graphics?