Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Backing up, the disease is spreading.

There seems to be a trend spreading around the blogosphere surrounding the golden rule - thou shalt back up your work!

I'm not going to list the different options you have in backing up your MS because a)you probably already know, and b)other people have said it so much better than me.

Check out the links:


http://lydiakang.blogspot.com/2010/03/backing-up-your-writing-is-it-secret-is.html

http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2010/03/backing-up-know-your-options.html


Up till now my basic knowledge on saving my work has been a USB stick, my hard drive and a printed copy of my MS.


I have two USB sticks and I save on both. Why? Well I have this panic that I may loose one, or it could get corrupted or the million other things that can go wrong. Plus my parents bought me an 8GB one last Christmas which puts my 2GB one to shame.

The printed copy scares me. Do I really want to go through the trauma of developing carpal tunnel syndrome by re-typing it or scanning it back into the computer, no.

Did I even know you can send your MS to yourself via email? Nope, but I do now and I have done. I'm loving the extra space on Gmail right about now, thanks Lydia for that info.

I'm probably preaching to the converted but I'm going to repeat the mantra. Back up, back up, back up. The disease spreads quickly folks, prevention is always better than cure.


Now I'm off to back up.

7 comments:

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Hey, Lindsay! Where did you send the message? Email me at zoe.courtman AT gmail DOT com and we'll get your book picked out and shipped! Thanks and congrats!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Sorted it now. Sent it via blogger friend connect so its in the system somewhere. It's been a loooong day. heehee. Sent you an email now.

Lydia Kang said...

Hey, thanks for the link! ANd I gave you a blog award, btw. :)

Calista Taylor said...

I've always been HORRID about backing up my ms-- and I've had a few close calls too. Now I use Mozy.com which is free for the basic service and the best part is that I don't have to remember to do anything at all. It just automatically updates every 24 hours when it gets a chance (and the computer is idle). So far so good. : )

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Thanks Lydia, not seen that yet. Woot woot, my first blog award :)

Calista, I'm gonna have to check out Mozy.com. I like the idea of the computer doing it for me :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great post! I definitely need to be better about backing up.

I popped over from Lydia's blog to say hello - so glad I did! :-)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Hey Shannon. Glad you liked the post and thanks for popping over to say hi. I'm gonna pop over to your blog now :)