Tuesday’s Tip – Backup Your Files Using Dropbox

Sort Your Story feels backing up your genealogy files is very important. One way you can do this is to backup to an external hard drive. This is a good way to ensure if your computer blows up, that there is another copy somewhere else.

Another way to backup your files is to use Dropbox. Dropbox allows you to create folders in which you can store files. You can share folders with others. You get a limited amount of space when you sign up for a free account but as you suggest to friends that they join, your space increases.

Sort Your Story uses Dropbox to share files between the consultants that work with Lorel. It is an easy way to share large files and discuss the next project.

Do you use Dropbox or another online storage service? Please tell us about it and share your experience.

And, don’t forget to backup your data when you are finished reading this post.

 

© 2012 Lorel Kapke, 19201 Sonoma Hwy. #341, Sonoma, CA 95476-5413

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2 responses to “Tuesday’s Tip – Backup Your Files Using Dropbox”

  1. interwovenfamily says :

    Hey there :) Another idea is to back up photos (which I have tons and tons) through free storage through Google & picasa (gmail). I even opened up extra email accounts to do this :)

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