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#283528 - 01/24/17 11:47 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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backup your files - easy to do and will save you in the future.

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#284220 - 04/12/17 05:43 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Back up your info and update your programs -Including those on your phone. A hard drive is often as little as $39.

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#284620 - 05/24/17 10:59 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Update your OS and browser(s) and other devices -- phone, tablets, etc.
Recharge your external tech batteries as well

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#284663 - 05/29/17 01:48 AM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Update Google Maps offline maps. They expire monthly.

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#284678 - 06/01/17 07:57 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Backup phone contacts and calendar to computer
Backup computer to online and external drives
Note: Flash drives can tolerate a lot more physical abuse then HDD drives. Just don't depend on them for long term storage.
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#284682 - 06/02/17 01:50 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: Mark_R]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_R
Backup phone contacts and calendar to computer
Backup computer to online and external drives
Note: Flash drives can tolerate a lot more physical abuse then HDD drives. Just don't depend on them for long term storage.


As an IT professional I totally agree with this.

Long term local storage is a challenging problem. The best solution I've seen so far is multiple copies on high-quality DVD-R media, refreshed (meaning buying new media and burning new backups) at intervals to overcome the ravages of time.

I don't need that level of redundancy, so I maintain an offline hard drive backup plus a single DVD-R backup of certain critical data.

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#284683 - 06/02/17 03:57 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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There are DVD and bluerays designed for long term storage, if are are willing to spend the money.

M-Discs are not cheap, but durable- Best buy by me carries a 5 pack of 4.7 Gb MDisc for 11.99

They make 4.7 Gb
25 Gb Blueray
50 GB Blueray
100 GB blueray.

You just need to have a DVD/Blueray in or near your machine...

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#284842 - 06/30/17 08:36 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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do you tech updates/ tests/ recharges - Its nearly the first of the month.

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#284847 - 07/01/17 03:15 AM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
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Since this thread was begun, I have added a new player to my computer backup arsenal. I bought a Raspberry Pi3 (an inexpensive single board computer) for $35, plus a power supply and case for it - total cash for all that together was about $50. [edit] $50 for the Pi itself, and the power supply, and the case [/edit] Then I bought an external USB hard drive. 4Tb, and hooked that up to the Pi. I installed UrBackup software (free) onto the Pi. Then I installed UrBackup clients on all our computers (some Linux, some Windows). Now, every night, each computer is backed up to that 4Tb external drive. I can restore a copy of any file, chosen from all the different versions that were saved each day. I also have it doing image backups of each Windows computer in case I need to do a bare-metal restore. (The UrBackup software does not yet support image backups for Linux, so I just use file backups there.)

You all might want to check out this UrBackup software if you're needing something like this. You can even do remote computers - the don't have to be on your LAN.


Edited by haertig (07/01/17 07:47 PM)

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#284850 - 07/01/17 06:36 PM Re: Monthly reminder - tech [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Nice haertig!

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