Data Backup Day – May 1, 2013

Data Backup Day

This past month, I’ve read some pretty scary stories of data failure, data loss and the heartbreak of hard drive melt down via Facebook. At the same time, I’ve also heard stories from those who thankfully had backed up their data and were able to restore it because they were prepared!

What would you do if you lost all your genealogy research? Have you backed up EVERYTHING including Internet favorites, emails from other researchers, and photos?

Remember that it’s never to late to get in the good habit of a regular backup.  Follow along here at GeneaBloggers where the first day of each month is Data Backup Day.

BackBlaze – Easy and COMPLETE Backups

While you could fumble with flash drives, burn CDs or DVDs or use other programs, check out BackBlaze which was a sponsor at RootsTech this year and has been working with the genealogy community to make sure that all their genealogy research data (and all their computer data) is completely backed up.

BackBlaze is easy to use and performs backups automatically as you update your files. Click here or click the graphic at the top of this post for more information!

Data Backup Resources

GeneaBloggers has developed a resource list of data backup methodologies and solutions. Click here to learn how you can backup almost every aspect of your blog, your browser, your computer – even Macs!

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.