When your last backup? I need to perform it now.

Malaysia
September 27, 2008 4:46am CST
Just a reminder, do you backup recently? i saw some post and it trigger me on the pending actions. So how often you backup and how you plan on that?
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I usually run a differential backup program. With this program I do a full system backup first. then a weekly differential backup with rotating cd's that way if I need to do a restore. I take the initial backup and then the last backup completed and I am all done. I do this weekly. or anytime I make changes to the system the backup is done before the change.
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
Wow, such a systematic and organize approach. Are you from IT line? cause those are the common term use there. =) Thanks for sharing as i believe it helps for other mylot readers too.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Yes I was working in an IT department for about 6 years. I had to move to help my DAD out with my Mom she has Alzheimers and since then I havent been able to find an IT type Job
• Malaysia
30 Sep 08
Wow. No wonder your comment is the same like those post in professional forum. =) Glad that you join mylot and provide your experience and review. Believe with your exist and posting, it definitely helps lots of mylot member on gaining more knowledge. Appreciate the effort in advance. =)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Oh god. Thanks for the reminder, i didnt perform any backup recently and is kind of really long time i didnt perform that too. That means is time for me to do something and prevent something not good happened later, even happended, at least i still have something from backup. For me, i will do full backup and all those info will put into a backup folder, then will burn a copy into DVD just in case my folder corrupted.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Great pal, glad to hear that it helps and remind you to perform backup immediately. So after this round, would suggest you to perform regular backup then. Most important thing is to have constant practice or good habit. The reason because most of the time we will remember it for next few days or week, so after that, we will forgot again, thus it will back to square one. Or may be i should post this every 3 months to remind the myloter? =)
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
28 Sep 08
Hi, I usually don't have any backup.. but now that I read this I should think about doing it.. I have backups of my documents in CDs but they are from ages ago and I don't use them anymore, so my new documents don't have any backup anywhere! Wow! my files are in very high risk!
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
Glad that it serve a reminder for you too. =) Suggest to have a reminder for monthly so if any cases happened, we still have something and better than totally nothing. All the best to us.
@ckalung (40)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I don't backup that usally least that one a month. All my important stuff is in another harddrive. I'm lucky I still didn't have chance to lost important data.
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Wow, good luck man. I believe as long as we backup, it will somehow let us feel more comfortable. Even if the things happened, at least we still get back something and is not totally nothing. =)
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
27 Sep 08
I took the backup last time 1 week back. This reminds me that it time that I did it again. I take regular backups, every week to be precise. I once have had my computer crashed with all data gone!! Once bitten twice shy. So now I know the importance and better not miss! Thanks for the reminder.
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Wow, such a great practice and good to have that in place. Thanks for sharing on that.