It is the First Day of the Month: Back Up Your Genealogy Files

BackUpYourGenealogyFilesIt is the first day of the month. It’s time to back up your genealogy files. Then test your backups!

Actually, you can make backups at any time. However, it is easier and safer if you have a specific schedule. The first day of the month is easy to remember, so I would suggest you back up your genealogy files at least on the first day of every month, if not more often.

Of course, you might want to back up more than your genealogy files. Family photographs, your checkbook register, all sorts of word processing documents, email messages, and much more need to be backed up regularly. Why not do that on the first day of each month?

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Reblogged this on familytreegirldotcom and commented:
Great reminder from Dick Eastman with this blog and the others, such as Dear Myrtle and Thomas MacEntee. Dick makes the emphasis to basically do it now, its the first of the month. What’s key is to test your backup. I am guilty of not checking, so today, 10/1/2017 I will back up and check it the backup. I would be devastated if I lost my files. Enjoy Dick’s blog on backing up! Please share and take heed.

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