Damaged hard drive illustrating data backup day

You’ve put years into compiling your family history.

We’d hate for your genealogy data to be lost. On the first of every month, GeneaBloggersTRIBE members are encouraged to backup their hard drives AND back up their blogs.

Choose an automatic backup service so you don’t have to worry about those family photos, scanned images of original church and courthouse records.

Backblaze LogoBackblaze writes “Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely  in the cloud. Back up your Mac or PC just $5/month. Java is responsible for 91%* of security attacks. Backblaze’s code is native to Mac and PC and doesn’t use Java.” Once you’ve set this up to recognize your computers internal and external drives, create an automatic scheduled backup and forget it. This service works seamlessly in the background. Tree it free. Recommended by lifehacker, The New York Times, USA Today, CMBC, Tech Crunch and Forbes. Access your files on iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Files are encrypted before being transmitted over SSL and stored encrypted. Restore multiple versions up to 30 days.

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Dropbox offers 1TB of cloud service for free, with additional bonus space when sharing with others. Install a utility program that inserts a Dropbox folder on your hard drive. Then place all document, image and data folders and files in that Dropbox folder. It’s also easy to share files using your Dropbox account. For instance, the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy uses Dropbox to share documents on demand. If you teach genealogy classes this Dropbox is a marvelous way to share course materials without incurring printing and binding costs.

Carbonite logoCarbonite writes “After an easy initial setup – just install Carbonite on your computer – it backs up your digital files automatically. You never have to lift a finger.” provides cloud backup, operates automatically, offers unlimited storage for $59.99 annually. “Your backup is available from any web browser – recover one file or all of them in just a few clicks.” Recommended by Inc., Small Business Trends and TechTarget.

What about backing up blog posts?

blogger logo2Google provides advice on backing up your Blogger posts, pages and template in the Blogger Help Center under ‘Manage Your Blog’.  You can also see Shannon Thomas’ recent post about how she uses Evernote and IFTTT apps to backup her Blogger blog.


wordpress_Logo WordPress explains “You can use the Export tool to backup all of your content or move your content to a new WordPress site. Our support page provides instructions on how to export your content: https://en.support.wordpress.com/export/


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