How do you backup your data?

@krayzee (1161)
Romania
May 11, 2007 2:44pm CST
Do you write it on CDs or DVDs? Do you buy online storage? What method do you use to securely backup your data? I remember reading somewhere that a CD has a lifespan of about 3-4 years and my confidence in CDs kinda waned ever since. I need to backup all my photos in case something happens to my hard drive, please help :)
8 responses
• Malaysia
14 May 07
i do write my data on CDs. besides that i also have an external hard disk drive. if you find a suitable medium to back up all your photos, maybe you could also upload your photos to a free online storage site, just to be on the safe side hehe.. ^_^
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@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
14 May 07
I also thought about uploading to a free storage site. :) Thank you for your comment. :)
@freak369 (4783)
• United States
27 Jun 07
PhotoBucket is a great site whether you use the free or paid service.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 May 07
I usually use DVD to back up my data. Thank you for this information. I didn't know that CDs have a lifespan of 3-4 years. I think you can use a free hosting for pictures like shareapic plus you earn from doing that. You can also buy a second hard drive. That's what I am thinking to do myself. Good luck!
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
23 May 07
I'm also thinking of buying a new hard disk :) Thank you for your comment :)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
I back up my files by burning them on CDs or by saving them on USBs. I dont use diskettes or floppy a for back upping my files because I lose them easily. I also upload my files to my email so that I may access them wherever I am. I have an email address which I use only for file stirage.
@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
30 Jun 07
i back the up on dvd its the fastes and probably the cheapest and it ocupies very litle space i will probably switch to blueray discs when they get a litle cheaper online backup can be a hassel and it could cost youa lot fo cash so i recomedn dvds for the time being atlest until blureay technologi gets a litle cheaper and more viedly spread
@freak369 (4783)
• United States
27 Jun 07
For pictures and images I use an online storage site, for text files and music I store them to a Zip drive. I know, it is archaic and old school but I might as well use the drive and all the discs that I bought lol. The text files take up almost no room so I can fit thousands of them on one zip disc.
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
26 Jun 07
I HAVE an externa hdd through which I take regular backup. I need to backup all my photos, mails, vdos, movies etc. Not to forget the songs. I think this is best way to do the same.
• Australia
16 May 07
Hello krayzee For photo i will choose CD's to back up, because the files are big. But for data or text files i will choose flash disc, easy to carry on and more safe i guess. God bless you *angel http://money-athome.blogspot.com http://planetmobilephone.blogspot.com
@takkea (394)
• United States
15 May 07
Try getting a flash drive or jump drive. This way you can have easy access to your data. They are convenient and easy to take along with you and can hold a lot of data on it.