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02/10/2005 Archived Entry: "Backups continued"

Regarding computer backups, a good friend (and computer pro) wrote in to remind me that, if you have a USB port, there are many external USB drives that you can connect to your computer. He uses a 160GB USB hard drive for backup, but I believe you can also find USB CD writers and even USB Zip drives. One nice aspect of a USB hard drive is that you can carry it around to back up several different computers.

He also mentions that it's a good idea to periodically back up your data to a removable medium (like CD-ROM) and store it safely "off-site" (e.g. in a safe deposit box). I quite agree! But first you need to develop the backup habit.     —brad

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