Do you have any CDs or DVDs at home? Chances are you've burned CDs/DVDs of your pictures, important data, or even movies. Many genealogists use these digital storage media to backup their computers, thinking that they're now safe in case of emergency.
In a recent article, an IBM expert warns that the CDs you have burned have a relatively short life span of between two to five years, depending on the quality of the CD.
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Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your CDs. We wrote about this in Legacy News earlier this year:
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Regardless of what digital storage media you use to backup your genealogy and other important files, it is vitally important that you make frequent backups. For tips about backing up and restoring your Legacy family files, visit http://legacyfamilytree.com/tipsBackups.asp.