1. Kentar January 21, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Not to mention people using a Gmail account specifically for storage.

    Man those were the days, I had a special case for my floppies that when you opened it, it raised the disks at different heights so you could pick out which one you wanted.

    Its amazing how far technology has come and how far it continues to go when you think about it.

    Getting all nostalgic now 🙂

  2. Joe Drumgoole January 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Use the invitation code “joe” for PutPlace and get three months free trial instead of 30 days.

  3. Darren January 21, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Ouch! Sorry Dude!

    On a smaller scale, I learned the hard way too. I used to keep a lot of files on a USB key (and only on that USB key) and yes, it went AWOL. I use Dropbox a bit now. Must start using it to its fullest.

  4. Ken McGuire January 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Nice one Joe, added the comment into the post.

    @Ken I’m a victim of that as well – anything I think I’ll need on the road, if it’s of reasonable size I’ll email it to myself. I remember those cases too. Even had a lock on my one. Useful, until I lost the key and had to rip the lid off.

  5. Keith Shirley January 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    For any backup software (online or local) that syncs automatically – make sure it can keep a history. Just syncing files is not good enough. If you delete something but don’t realise it in time then it gets deleted from the backup too.

    Also don’t forget to test it really works – set yourself a reminder to regularly try restoring a file.

    Disclaimer: Slight bias as I run a business doing online backups. 🙂

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