Question: What do you use? For backup, restore, storage?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by AsianStew, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    For non important files that are somewhat small (such as ones on the cell/iphone)...
    I copy my documents/files onto Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive and for Apple: iCloud

    For my laptops with SSD, I use Macrium Reflect to backup or clone the entire drive contents to HDD.
    I'm running out of space for storage and don't like flash/sdcard or usb storage.
    I pretty much copy those files from pictures/videos onto my HDD regularly

    What do you guys use? Anyone got a recommendation for a file recovery tool for SSD drives that go bad?
  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I have an external hard drive. I can't remember how much space it has, but I know it's more than 1TB. I'm thinking about paying for cloud-based storage since I'm always editing my music.
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I use a USB, and I backup onto a Google Drive. I've been considering getting an external HD myself. I don't use anything fancy for imaging or restore.
  4. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    When I was writing my dissertation, it automatically saved to Liberty's One Drive. I also save it weekly to my personal One Drive, Google Drive, and thumb drive. Occasionally, I would email it to myself.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    That was wise. One of the worst things I ever heard was a recording of a guy find out during a tech support call that the only hard drive on which he had stored his dissertation was irrevocably wiped.
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  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Single-sided 5 1/4" floppy disks. Lots of them.
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    They're really, really inexpensive anymore. Spinning hard drives are a lot slower than solid state storage.
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