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BACK THAT DRIVE UP

April 15, 2011

ORGANI-SPRING WEEK 2, TASK 4: BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE  


How devastating would it be if you lost all the data on your computer?  All your pictures, documents, tax returns, business documents…you get the picture.  If you are not currently backing up the hard drive of your computer to an outside source, you NEED to start now.  You can purchase an external hard drive (around $100 depending on how much space you need) and update the data on a regular basis on your own.  You can also choose a cloud based service like iDrive (www.idrive.comFree 2G, $50/year), Mozy (www.mozy.com, Free 2G, $50/year) or Carbonite (www.carbonite.com, $54.95/year) which will automatically upload your data on a scheduled basis to a secure site.  If you choose the external hard drive, be sure to store it off site or in a fire proof safe.  Backing up the data on your hard drive also helps you access your information from any computer or to transfer the information to a new computer (even if you old computer was not lost or destroyed.)


There is a plethora of information about cleaning out your winter guck and letting the spring sunshine into your home, so we're focusing on those little things around the house that will give you a more organized home and perhaps a bit more storage along the way.  Just 4 weeks, 5 tasks per week, around 10 minutes per task and VOILA! in around an hour a week the little things in life seem a bit more organized.

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