December – Back up Reminder

December – Back up Reminder

I have a yearly reminder in my calendar to check over how I back up all of my data, photos, etc. Thought this year I would post the reminder. I have heard of a few people this week whose computer died and they lost everything. All their work and all their family photos.

Here is my backup plan.

  1. I am on a mac so I have a 5TB Seagate drive (https://amzn.to/3qnpLMb) I use for a Time Machine backup. I do it weekly and then put it into a safe. I heard of someone who had a backup drive beside their computer and someone broke in and stole everything including their backup drive.
  2. I use Backblaze.com as a cloud backup. It is something like $5 a month and just backs up in the cloud. It’s my “just in case” backup.
  3. All photos are backed up into the Photos iCloud
  4. I also make a backup of all my photos into a portable hard drive a number of times a year as well. Also goes in safe
  5. Most of my data is actually on my dropbox so it is stored online and backed up. Once a year I back up my entire Dropbox to my google drive.

It might seem like overkill but losing a life’s worth of photos and work is devastating.

Love to hear other people’s backup protocol.

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Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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