When did you last back up your hard drive? I'm feeling bad for a personal friend of mine today who wrote about his computer experience this morning,
i lost everything when my hard drive crashed. slowly but surely trying to get everything I lost. I don't think I am going to be able to affrod the data recovery, at least in the immediate future. I am getting quotes from 900-1900. lesson learned to back everything up.
Funny, I also received another email today from a webinar viewer asking about how I backup my photos. I don't often think of backing up my data because my backup software does it for me - automatically - and at the end of every day. I have the software set to backup any new or modified files at 11pm each night. Only once have I had to request a full restore of my hard drive, but occasionally I use its restore features to retrieve a file I have accidentally deleted or overwritten.
For the past couple of years I have used the Backblaze service (I happily used Mozy.com for a long time before they raised their rates). Backblaze is still just $5/month for unlimited storage space. As their website mentions, it's not a question of will you lose your data--it's when. Don't take a chance. Since most of us here at Millennia use Backblaze, we've now partnered with them. Here's the link for more information.
Backblaze is just one of many off-site backup services. Which do you use and why?