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Poll: How often do you backup your work?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How often do you backup your work?".

This poll was originally submitted by Priyank Aggarwal. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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In general, daily Jul 31, 2013

Sometimes after completing a job. By the way, this is a repeated question, with slight variations:

http://www.proz.com/polls/753
http://slk.proz.com/polls/134
http://slk.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/35910-poll:_how_often_do_you_backup_your_work.html


[Edited at 2013-07-31 09:24 GMT]


 

Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2009)
Spanish to English
After every sentence Jul 31, 2013

One of the benefits of CAT. The completed translation is backed up on my email provider's server when I send it to the client.

 

Leah Hunt
United Kingdom
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German to English
Dropbox Jul 31, 2013

I have a copy of my work folder in a private Dropbox account so it backs up automatically every time I save.

I also work across a Mac and a virtual Windows environment so it means I can keep these synced at all times.


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Now more often than before Jul 31, 2013

This poll might be repeated regularly but it has served its purpose - I have now finally set up an automatic online backup rather than a manual stick-based one

 

Graeme Waller  Identity Verified
Finland
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Finnish to English
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time here too Jul 31, 2013

Chris S wrote:

This poll might be repeated regularly but it has served its purpose - I have now finally set up an automatic online backup rather than a manual stick-based one


Yes, with one external hard drive on the blink and another sounding a bit ill, I think its time to bite the bullet too!


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Other Jul 31, 2013

Er, sort of regularly, which is basically when I remember to do so.... and I haven't backed up for about a week now, so thanks for the reminder!

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
German to English
Weekly Jul 31, 2013

But on an external hard disc. Online, never and no way!!

 

tilak raj  Identity Verified
India
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Member (2012)
English to Panjabi
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Daily on Google Drive Jul 31, 2013

I use to save my work on google drive. It is really a good facility to save work while working on a computer. Which we save on offline that automatically save on our google doc. It makes a drive among your other drive with name :Google Drive.

It is really very helpful facility backup the work.

[Edited at 2013-07-31 11:36 GMT]


 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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This question can never be asked too many times... Jul 31, 2013

If at least one person begins to safeguard their work as a result of each time the question is asked, hooray!

 

Priyank Aggarwal  Identity Verified
India
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French to English
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I agree Jul 31, 2013

Noni Gilbert wrote:

If at least one person begins to safeguard their work as a result of each time the question is asked, hooray!


 

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
Spain
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to backup Jul 31, 2013

A little tongue-in-cheek question for discussion: is it "to back up" or "to backup"? If it is the latter, can the past tense be "backupped"?

And is it "to log in" or "to login". Or is it "to log on"? Loginned? Logonned?





[Edited at 2013-07-31 14:25 GMT]


 

Mark Nathan  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
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What do you mean by work? Jul 31, 2013

It is obviously worth backing up translation memories as these are ongoing tools.

However there does not seem to be much point in keeping copies of old translated texts, particularly as, in theory, you could reproduce them all from your TMs.

Sometimes I imagine showing them to my grandchildren, but beyond that there isn't really any use for them.


 

Ian Mansbridge  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2012)
Russian to English
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FAO Edward Jul 31, 2013

I would say (without any research) that login and backup are nouns (ie "the login procedure", "save a file as backup") and that the verbs would be to log in and to back up (with past tense "logged in" and "backed up")

I do like logonned, however!


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Once a day Jul 31, 2013

I used to back-up my files on an external hard drive about every 2 weeks...until my main
computer's hard drive "smoked itself up" last month. Although most of the data could be
saved, some important files were missing, e. g. a couple of TMs. Now I back everything up at the end of the work day (whenever that might beicon_wink.gif ) Better safe than frantic.icon_biggrin.gif


 
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