Thursday, July 07, 2005

Data Reminder

For those of you who live in the path of Hurricane Dennis, a reminder: if you evacuate, backup your computer files and take the discs with you. If you are not evacuating, backup and zip the files, and ask a friend if you can e-mail them to him or her (or create an e-mail account with one of the free services like Yahoo and send them to yourself.)

7 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if my computer sent that last comment through, but thank you for the good thoughts and prayers. So far, my area is not in the evacuation zone. I've made plans, however, in case I need to leave the Keys for safety's sake.

    My thoughts are with everyone in the storm's path.

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  2. Along with data...

    My aunt lives in Fla and she has a post about hurricne proofing trees and shrubs on her blog. It's in the side bar so it's easy to find.

    If anybody is interested:
    sarahmankowski.com

    good luck with the weather everybody. hope that it's not as bad as it looks now.

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  3. If backing up gigs of stuff is too time consuming, you can always switch the PC off and remove the physical hard disk. (Don't attempt this if you don't know which end of a screwdriver to hold!) Usually they're just held in with 4 screws plus a power and a data cable.

    Don't drop the disk once it's out of the case, and don't run your fingers all over the delicate electronics underneath.

    Alternatively, you can dump the whole computer case in the boot, but don't let it crash around loose in there.

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  4. A timely reminder to everyone to stay backed up. Dennis could affect the east coast of Canada the first part of next week. After experiencing the fury of Hurricane Juan, my thoughts will be with all of you in Dennis' path.

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  5. A timely reminder that it's time to send everything up to the web site again.

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  6. "Alternatively, you can dump the whole computer case in the boot, but don't let it crash around loose in there."

    Oops, forgot to translate. 'boot' = 'trunk'

    Cheers
    Simon

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  7. If you take Simon's advice, get an anti-static bag to put the hard drive in. And, of course, keep it away from magnets. :)

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