Question as in the title, really:
how do you keep backups?
Do you use an external hard drive and manually copy files, do you use an application like time machine/time machine clones, do you use windows' own backup solution? Do you keep many copies or backups, or just one?
Tell and discuss why you use!
I manually copy files onto a 500GB external hard drive, but also use dropbox, a smalle hard drive, usb thumb drives etc to store my backups (infrequent dumps on external, documents saved to dropbox and a usb thumb drive frequently/when I need them off-site).
Generally I try to follow the 'rule of three' for backups:
- Keep your files in three locations
- Backup your files following three different schedules
- Utilize three types of media
since years of using linux has taught me the value of backups (I still dont do large scale backups often, which is a bad habit, really).
I also use windows live sync to keep files synched between my desktop and my laptop (a sort of backup, I suppose).
Does anyone use a good backup app?