Offsite Backup Example #1

Here’s a perfect example on why you need to get your data offsite. Francis Ford Coppola, yes the same one who brought us “The Godfather”, several years ago had a burglary in his house in which his laptop and his onsite backup were stolen. Items lost included a script for a movie he was currently working on as well as family photos and other irreplaceable files. This shows a excellent reason why you should be…
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Xmarks Bookmark Service Closing (or not?)

Xmarks is a browser add on for all the major leading browsers.  I’ve been using for several years and it does an excellent job.  In a nutshell it keeps a copy of your browser bookmarks (or favorites in IE speak) to the cloud and allows you to synchronize them over multiple computers. It will also synchronize your bookmarks over different browsers ( From Firefox to Chrome) Because of these features it’s also an idea way…
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Hard Drive Horror Stories

Here’s another case where you will be glad to have external backups. I read of a case recently where someone took their laptop into be serviced for a loose hinge.  During the repair the service company apparently replaced the hard drive because it was ‘defective’. The laptop owner was not aware of this until they got the laptop back and all their data was gone.  And they had no backups. The last paragraph from the…
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