Data Backup Deal from iDrive EXCLUSIVELY for Followers of GeneaBloggers

An early start on Data Backup Day and 2015 New Year's Resolutions! Get automatic backup of all your data - 1TB and file syncing for 75% off at iDrive

UPDATE: This offer has been so popular that iDrive has extended it for one more week – good through Monday 12 January 2015!

I’m committed to making sure that all my fans and followers are backing up years worth of research! So I worked with iDrive to come up with a special deal just for you: 1TB of automatic Online Backup Storage PLUS 1TB of Sync Space file storage, all for only $14.88. This is a 75% savings off the regular price of $59.50!

Data Backup Resolutions for 2015

I just started using iDrive for data backup and it is easy to install, easy to use and it is a “set and forget” program. Talk about peace of mind! If you remember I had a hard drive failure in November that almost wiped me out! I had relied on Dropbox but had turned the “sync” feature off and lost days worth of work. Don’t take chances! Consider using an automatic service like iDrive today!

You MUST use this link in order to get this deal! Offer expires January 12, 2015.

Is iDrive Better than Carbonite? Will iDrive Work on a Mac? And Other Questions

Short answers: Yes and Yes.

First, there are so many benefits that iDrive has over Dropbox, Carbonite and Backblaze. Second, iDrive works with Mac and iOS devices as well as PCs and Android devices. Some other important reason why you may want to use iDrive:

  • iDrive allows multiple machines – you can back up as many as you want – even a combo of PC and Mac devices – all under the 1TB data limit – Carbonite is for one computer.
  • iDrive does mobile devices – Carbonite does not.
  • Carbonite backs up once a day – iDrive is automatic as it happens.
  • iDrive can backup Facebook. Carbonite does not.
  • And this is neat – you can ship an external hard drive to iDrive and they will add it to your backup (extra fee of course)

Check out the comparison of iDrive and Carbonite as well as the comparison of iDrive and Backblaze, and iDrive and Dropbox.

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

FREE Genealogy Data Backup Report – December 2014

December 1, 2014 - the first day of each month is Data Backup Day in the genealogy community. Get your free Genealogy Data Backup Report at GeneaBloggers!

Yesterday, December 1, 2014, was the first of the month which means it was Data Backup Day. Guess what? We were so wrapped up in all the Cyber Monday sales (still going on – click here to see the latest deals), that we almost forgot!

While we are a day late, we are NOT a dollar short! Why? Well, we know our data backup systems are running smoothly and everything is in place. That reassurance gave us time to seek out the latest data backup deals. Did you know there is an offer to get Backblaze for just $25 for the first year? That’s 50% off. And that another vendor is offering 90% off storage now through Sunday 7 December? Check out the Genealogy Data Backup Report below to learn how you can get these deals.

Genealogy Data Backup Report

To mark Data Backup Day, each month GeneaBloggers publishes a FREE PDF report – Genealogy Data Backup Report – filled with tips and advice on making sure that your genealogy data is secure. In the coming months, each report will contain reviews of external hard drives, USB flash drives, and cloud backup services. Also, we’ll provide easy-to-follow instructions on making sure you backup all of your genealogy data, like emails from other researchers, your Internet bookmarks and favorites and more . . .

The December issue of the Genealogy Data Backup Report offers a review of current online data backup services as well as external hard drives. This special “gift issue” includes two outstanding deals on data backup services with one deal going for 90% off the normal price!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

FREE Genealogy Data Backup Report – November 2014

Today is November 1st - and the first day of each month is Data Backup Day in the genealogy community. Get your free Genealogy Data Backup Report!

Today, November 1, 2014, is the first of the month which means it is Data Backup Day. Do you know where your genealogy data is?

What Does Thomas Use for Data Backup?

You may have heard about my own personal data disaster this past week (if not, keep reading this post . . .). When I follow my own advice, my system of data backup is a combination of Dropbox which is cloud storage, and an external hard drive. The hard drive I use is the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive shown below. I LOVE IT – it runs through a USB connection so there’s no independent power source needed. It is light and portable so I can take it with me on research trips if needed. PLUS . . . right now the price dropped another $10 over last month – it is just $59 USD! Click below for more information and to purchase yours.

Genealogy Data Backup Report

To mark Data Backup Day, each month GeneaBloggers publishes a FREE PDF report – Genealogy Data Backup Report – filled with tips and advice on making sure that your genealogy data is secure. In the coming months, each report will contain reviews of external hard drives, USB flash drives, and cloud backup services. Also, we’ll provide easy-to-follow instructions on making sure you backup all of your genealogy data, like emails from other researchers, your Internet bookmarks and favorites and more . . .

The November issue of the Genealogy Data Backup Report tells my personal story of data loss over the past few weeks. Also included is a review of online backup services including BackBlaze and Carbonite.

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Backing up all of our data – including our genealogy research data – is a responsibility that can’t be ignored. Because of my own negligence, I’m now spending 30 hours reconstructing data that I’ve lost since mid-August 2014. Imagine the brick walls I might be able to break down if I were to use those 30 hours towards genealogy research instead!

©2014, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.