Thursday, March 30, 2006

No back up system - get one

I just received a call from a young lady that has volunteered to help with some data entry for a non-profit group. She tells me there is no back up system, therefore if the big crash comes (and it will) all her work will be lost, what can she do?

I ask a few questions about the size of the files and found that they will not be too large. I also ask if the computer had USB ports and it did. I then asked if there was a read/write CD ROM and it did. I recommended a thumb drive to save daily work. Then once a week write the complete data to CD.

This gal is thinking ahead, and will save herself hours or days of work in the future. You should be thinking ahead like she is doing.

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