the obligatory “back up your files” post

When my computers were stolen a couple of weeks ago, I was upset for obvious reasons but some salve on the wound was that I believed I had all my files backed up. Turns out I was wrong—I just figured out that I’ve lost about a month and a half’s writing and all of the notes on the revision I’m doing because I haven’t backed up my work since the first week of January. As you can probably imagine, I’m crushed.

So this is the obligatory “I lost all of my computer data and wasn’t properly backed up, for goodness sake back up your files” message. Let me be your warning!


2 thoughts on “the obligatory “back up your files” post

  1. Oh my gosh. That sucks so bad. *hugs* *hugs* *hugs*

    I once lost years of writing when I dropped my external hard drive. That’s when I became neurotic about backing up. I print out every chapter I finish. I used to do quarterly backups on DVDs, but now I’ve joined the modern times and have a Dropbox. It has seriously changed my life. It’s really easy to use, and you get 2GB of free space (which, so far, I’m still good on).

    I’m so sorry to hear about your computers and lost writing. <3

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