Thank You for Your post about Backup.
You should do it daily.
Its very easy
do a cron and copy all from hd to an USB Stick.
Every evening and you can sleep relaxed.
Thank you LAOM. I don't think making a backup every day is a good idea, unless there is an important change in the data on a daily basis. Think we need to remember that the backups take up valuable bandwidth and disk space. If one makes regular backups one should always remember to delete the backup on the server after it has been downloaded to one's computer/USB.
I did not say it good enough.
I said cron not backup bei ms.
So linux or win dos or shell we created a cron
every evenig every file written today ll be saved on an usb stick
every important file like phone numbers backuped daily
Once week all important files are backuped.
Once a month the whole hd will be saved by the daily cron.
Most time we needed the backups for correct errors mistakes we produces ourselves
delete an important file
So backup helps to find files and sometimes save files cause Hardwareproblem.
loveandormoney and deanhills, you are talking about two different things, both of which are important. Dean was talking about making regular backups of your website on the server, and lm was talking about backing up his computer.
For backing up your frihost website, I believe it is necessary to use the Cpanel or Directadmin procedures Dean describes. On some web hosts you can use cron jobs to back up, but I wouldn't recommend trying that on Frihost unless you have experience or clear instructions from someone who has done it before.
For backing up your local computer, L&^M has good advice. Keeping a usb stick in the computer and running cron jobs which save commonly changed data quite frequently, and making a complete backup every week or month, seems like a good idea.
Maybe we are more than careful.
I ll write a letter on hd.
And always we do automaticly save that 3 pages on a 3,5 Disk.
Its a kind of routine
cause of burned fingers.
Do we do a serious discussion?
we and most our neighbours here in our office to 90 % of our PC day typing letters from a to z in the keyboards and we see a white screen and black symbols the whole day. So
I write a book
every day I write about 10 to 60 pages. But during 2 years I can fill one DISK 3,5 inch, cause ASCII. And so I have 365 disks and every day I do for my writings the files on a disk and finish.
But You save videos and music and so on
and so we very often use 3,5
cause most time we produce work using computers also the JAVA developpers.
Thank You for listening.