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

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

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  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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