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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2010, 02:48:56 pm »
Racer3D:Replay *sniff* *sniff*

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2010, 02:59:51 pm »
Racer3D:Replay *sniff* *sniff*
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2010, 05:20:50 pm »
Dropbox seems intreresting. I personally used a folder on my webspace, but if I want a project to be top secret where the admins won't know either, that tactic won't work since they got access to the site FTP <_<
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2010, 06:02:25 pm »
Dropbox seems intreresting. I personally used a folder on my webspace, but if I want a project to be top secret where the admins won't know either, that tactic won't work since they got access to the site FTP <_<
ticalc.org has ftp? whoa, didn't know that.  I don't know if any "safe" place to store it. I usually have it on a backup hard drive, but even that could get damaged. I guess you could have a svn. That usually works for code and such.

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2010, 06:14:57 pm »
I didn't said it did? ??? I meant on my 1and1  or AspirationHosting account. I usually put random stuff and backups on http://xlib.mtv-music-generator.com

Ticalc.org used to have FTP but only to access files, and it was removed several times due to security issues, until it got removed for good in late 2003.
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2010, 06:16:14 pm »
I didn't said it did? ??? I meant on my 1and1  or AspirationHosting account. I usually put random stuff and backups on http://xlib.mtv-music-generator.com
oh, okay. I read tactic as ticalc, for some reason.
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2010, 06:25:57 pm »
Lol that happens :P

On an off-topic note, but still on the topic of backups, I did a forum/database backup last night right before going to bed. It ran overnight. :P
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2011, 06:04:31 pm »
Make your life easier using some backup up or synchronization program.
My pick of choice, on the time of writing this text, is FreeFileSync.


Plus two advanced tips for more experienced computer users:

You can monitor your hard drive state with one of this selection:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hd-health-monitoring-and-diagnostic-programs.htm

And also do checksums of your most important files:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hash-utility.htm

Hard drives failures can be unpredictable so backing up ought to be done.
And doing a checksum check, pun intended, is a smart thing to do. ;)
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2011, 02:48:18 am »
Yeah that can be useful too. Just make sure to keep old copies for a while, though, in case you accidentally do a backup of a broken file then overwrite the older bug working one..
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2011, 08:46:53 am »
DropBox is very good as well!

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2011, 09:16:33 am »
Yeah that can be useful too. Just make sure to keep old copies for a while, though, in case you accidentally do a backup of a broken file then overwrite the older bug working one..
That happened me once, and hopefully I had a prior backup with a sane copy of the file.

I am starting to think to do a CD/DVD/Blu-ray backup of some things that don't get updated for a while and get the disk into a hard box.
Because if some file gets corrupt, you miss it and can propagate from there until you cycled your backups and there isn't any good copy of it.

And there are a lot of other things, like if you live on an somewhat dangerous area to natural disasters, leave DVDs or a small hard drive if you can afford it, with people of your family living far from you or far away friends of your trust.


I think I have everything thought out of my backups. And don't get too much paranoiac, 99% of people just doing a good backup of everything every 3 months and a backup of recent stuff when they accomplished significant progress will never loose considerable amounts of work.
Note a good backup is when you have a copy in somewhere independent of where you keep your stuff like two different hard drives on different computers or usb disks.

Sorry if my discussion/contribution is going too much in depth but sometimes I enjoy carrying out problems to all possibilities and I thought it was important for me and others trade some opinions in this respect.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 09:19:16 am by Galandros »
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2011, 11:42:47 pm »
Yeah I should really do that sometimes. Omnimaga database is backed up on my hard drive every two week, the files are every month, but besides that the backup on my other computer is several months old. I should really put some of the files and other stuff I have on a DVD or something. I don't backup Omni files as often as the database because they are big and they're not updated as often. The database gets 300 new posts in every day.

If the db was  much smaller I could probably back it up on my Casio Prizm too O.O
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2011, 11:15:24 pm »
Think I should bump this. I forgot and lost a month's worth of work on my contest entry.




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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2011, 11:34:55 pm »
X.x, yeah, you guys (and girls?) needs to always backup because it would suck if like last year every single contestant would lose their entire entry progress.

I hope it doesn't mean you're giving up tho :/
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2011, 11:35:37 pm »
Er, found out it's still there but hidden because of a stupid keypress on my part. Got 'em back, time to back up <_<