Monday, 30 April 2012

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! BACK UP! BACK UP! BACK UP!

SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!
BACK UP! BACK UP! BACK UP!
Allow me to reiterate the importance of saving frequently, and backing up regularly. A group writing project I had been working on has (long story short) lost all the data due to no fault of our own. Most of my own work is recoverable, because I back up frequently, but don't let it happen to you! Save regularly (I have a habit of hitting CTRL + S immediately after I press "."), and back-up on a couple of pen drives/on-line frequently.

Where should you save it, though? I currently use 2 flash drives, a portable hard disk and, at the recommendation of Vicky Wong, I'm going to check out Dropbox later. I am also going to check out Google Drive, as recommended by Pete Bevanand Arfur Daley. Apparently Dropbox starts off with 2GB free (able to be increased by 500MB each time I make a successful referral, up to a maximum of 16GB; beyong 16GB requires payment), and Google Drive lets you start off with 5GB free (but an increase on this is only available through payment).

If anyone else has any (free and reputable) tips, let me know.