One thing that is very important, obviously, for many or almost all computer users on the planet, no matter if on Windows, MacOS or real operating systems, is backupping, or upbacking (?) ones data every once in a while. Right? I know it’s important n stuff but also not very entertaining, which for Orca is more than enough reason to treat the backup of my data my with pure neglect and sloppyness … if at all.
I know there are many different routes to go, from fully automated overkill solutions, some people backing up their whole hard drives incl. OS, and then there are those fukn hippie slobs like Orca, who grumbly does it maybe once a month and accepts her fate in a similar manner in which she endures that other monthly menace.
Don’t I fear to lose my data? Oh yes I do, don’t get me wrong, my data is dear to me. But guess I found the perfect (for me) solution that I follow since years already and that has worked out kinda admirably so far.
I keep all my important and personal data on external hard drives, on which I put my actual stuff, as already mentioned, once a month. I do it manually, without using any specialized backup softwares but keeping it (very) simple. But how do I know what data to backup and where to find it? Easy, by keeping most of my shit directly in folders on the desktop! And, yeah, since my desktop is oldfashioned and an active one I can create new folders there and push data into them. Only folders I need to backup from more deep inside my system are the Music and Images folders, all my daily projects are, as I said, on the desktop, so I can’t miss them.
That way it doesn’t even take me a minute to start the backup process. Oh, and I don’t deal with complicated shit like only adding or deleting stuff that changed since the last backup, I just push the whole folders, as they are, over to the external platters.
That’s brutally simple and not the least bit elegant or geeky or sophisticated but … it fukn werkz!
Oh, and what I NEVER EVER do is putting anything into the cloud. Because as we all know the so-called cloud is just someone elses computer. Brrrr, shudder … 😮
So, please let me know what’s your take on the damned update stuff. How often and how are you doing it? Or don’t you do it at all and just trust that everything will be right and fine? Or are you one of those overly sensitive and sensible people who does it like every day???
Let’s talk …