* Is your data backed up?
* Have you ever tested your backups?
* Are you prepared to change computers or get back up and running
if your current computer is not available for any reason?
* Have you ever thought you could rely on someone else to move
your data for you?
What do we recommend?
1. MAKE AND RETAIN YOUR OWN BACKUPS.
2. USE THE SOFTWARE VENDOR'S RECOMMENDED BACKUP PROCESS.
3. USE A ROTATION OF BACKUPS.
1. Make and retain your own backups.
It makes no sense to rely on a third party to know what you need,
where it is, and how to preserve it. By having your own backups
you make - AND TEST - you retain control.
2. Use the software vendor's recommended backup process.
The software vendor certainly knows what data their software uses
and where those files are. The software vendor has a vested
interest in making sure the data is not lost. The software will
have some sort of method to backup the data, likely via a built in
process. It is also likely the software vendor has instructions
showing you how to test their backup.
3. Use a rotation of backups, with copies in a separate location.
You may think you are covered with a single backup, but what if
the single backup gets destroyed along with the computer in some
sort of disaster?
How does this relate to Medlin Software?
Medlin Software has built in backup and restore functions.
Medlin Software offers detailed instructions showing a strongly
suggested backup process (a rotation of several backups).
Medlin Software offers detailed instructions showing you how to
test your Medlin Software backups.
If you use the built into
Medlin Software backup function
We will try to help you if you
need to restore your data.
Absolutely nothing is wrong with using an online backup service -
we do. The key is knowing what is being backed up online, and how
to restore it. What we do is use the online backup to make a
backup of what we already backed up. This means we make our own
backup we control and test, and use the online service to have
another copy of the backup we made.
The goal is to be able to quickly and easily get all your
important information "up and running" on a new computer in less
than a day, maybe even quicker.