Black-out: no connection
Thread poster: Soizic CiFuentes

Soizic CiFuentes  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:55
Member (2003)
English to French
Nov 15, 2003

I experienced a black-out a week ago in my neighborhood. Nothing big for most but I was a nervous wreck since I had a deadline to respect. Fortunately I was almost done. Another project manager had emailed me a small urgent project that I had to decline because of the other deadline. I might have been able to do it but I had preferred to stay on the wise side. How well inspired was I! Now imagine if I had accepted. With the black-out I never would have been able to be on time and it would have been bad for my reputation.
What kind of back-up do fellow translators use when facing such a situation?
The second manager is a new client and I have store her info in my computer. I would not have been able to call her to let her know about the delay.
What a lesson!


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mrippa  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 08:55
English to Italian
UPS and a laptop connected to your network Nov 15, 2003

soizic wrote:

What kind of back-up do fellow translators use when facing such a situation?


Hi,
I use an UPS protecting my server and I have also a laptop connected to my network. With a reasonable data back-up policy, this protects me quite well from power failures. I would also reccomend some protection criteria in case of hard disk/CPU failures.
Also a backup GSM ready dial-up connection could help you in case of phone lines/cable issues, for delivering very urgent jobs.


[Edited at 2003-11-17 01:05]


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Soizic CiFuentes  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:55
Member (2003)
English to French
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Good ideas Nov 16, 2003

Thanks Massimo! I am going to save your email. Your suggestions are very helpful.

Soizic

[/quote]
I use an UPS protecting my server and I have also a laptop connected to my network. With a reasonable data back-up policy, this protects me quite well from power failures. I would also reccomend some protection criteria in case of hard disk/CPU failures.
Also a backup GSM ready dial-up connection could help you in case of phone lines issues, for delivering very urgent jobs.

[Edited at 2003-11-15 20:53][/quote]


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