Backing up and protecting your data is one of the most important things you can do. Check out our complete backup strategy that combines both online backup and external hard drives.
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CrashPlan: Backing up to the Cloud
We use a CrashPlan family plan to back all our data up to the cloud (as well as connecting our parents’ computers).
To begin with we used their seed drive service that allowed us to back up 2 TB worth of data so that we didn’t have to spend months getting our initial collection online. Update: CrashPlan no longer offers the seed drive service.
Now, the service runs in the background whenever we’re online. Check out our full review of CrashPlan.
We use Dropbox all the time to store documents and transfer files to clients. The syncing process runs in the background and with Macs it’s super easy to use as it integrates right into the Finder.
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In addition to online backup, we also are continuously backing up to external hard drives. As we both have Macs we also use Time Machine to backup. Our portable external hard drive of choice is the WD Passport, either 1 TB or 2 TB.
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