Saving your work

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jedeye
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Saving your work

Post by jedeye » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:36 pm

How do you guys back up your work? what is the best way?

I dont have anything backed up and need to sort it fast! 8O
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Hermanus
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Re: Saving your work

Post by Hermanus » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:46 pm

External HD

Years ago I lost hours of work... well no dvd at that time and my cd burner was at the end of its short life.
When I was burning cd's all seemed right at the moment. I could see those bastards were well burned.

Hhhh no! several months later, every cds were badly broken from the start... less than half data were saved from this defective burner :evil:

NO worry though, I was hardly making backups in any sense [moreover after this episode]
Ha at least one lovely project was lost... one big lesson :oops:

IP
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Re: Saving your work

Post by IP » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:12 pm

I use an external HD with this app (windows) http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/ in mirror mode!!

I run it everyday before i go to sleep :p

shuutobi
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Re: Saving your work

Post by shuutobi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:16 am

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logic_user99
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Re: Saving your work

Post by logic_user99 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:08 am

External HD and Mac OS X 'Time Machine' function. Works OK for now...
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KrisM
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Re: Saving your work

Post by KrisM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:47 pm

I just dump it all to an external hard drive and call it a day
I don't 'produce.' I write music.

ampman117
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Re: Saving your work

Post by ampman117 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:07 am

I use a RAID level 5 array to backup everything up. I also periodically backup files to DVD.

creature
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Re: Saving your work

Post by creature » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:50 am

External raid mirror for all my working files etc.

Finished masters also go on this drive and also get archived online with www.mozy.com

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