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Poll: Where do you usually save your projects?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Where do you usually save your projects?".

This poll was originally submitted by TAKAKO CN6YR. View the poll results »



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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Computer + External hard drive Aug 31, 2013

No combination choices?

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Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
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Computer, but not C:/ drive Aug 31, 2013

I'm a little lazy when it comes to backing up my work on external devices, unless it's a big project.

Usually, I save all my work in folders that are located on Drive (D:), and create shortcuts of the current project's folder on the desktop for ease of access.
Should the computer catch a malware, and had to be formatted, Drive (:D) and its files will probably stay untouched.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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A combination Aug 31, 2013

Parrot wrote:

No combination choices?


That was my question as well.

For a while I save all projects on my computer until it's back-up time on an external hard drive.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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PCs, laptops and pen drive/s.
Am not keen on cloud-based storage, if that's the motive for the poll.

[Edited at 2013-08-31 08:43 GMT]


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Charlotte Farrell  Identity Verified
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Cloud Aug 31, 2013

Most of my business-related things is automatically saved to Dropbox, which I back up elsewhere fairly regularly as well. This has definitely been a good decision - my work laptop had to be restored a couple of months ago and I lost all the files on the computer, but fortunately all of my important files were safe.

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Teresa Borges
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I will give exactly the same answer as last year to a very similar question:

computer + pen drive (occasionally) + Dropbox ...

http://www.proz.com/polls/archived?poll_id_link=8236


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tilak raj  Identity Verified
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On extra drive Aug 31, 2013

Last year I used to save on my computer and after it I started to save on Google drive. I think it is best way to save to see your file online as well as offline.

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Alexandranow  Identity Verified
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usually Aug 31, 2013

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Where do you usually save your projects?".

This poll was originally submitted by TAKAKO CN6YR. View the poll results »


Usually I save on my computer, but after a while I copy some of the documents on a stick...so I make room for new docs and I save them for any incident.


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Anywhere off the cloud... Aug 31, 2013

Would have been another good option

Any kind of non-volatile physical device that can be connected offline and online to your computer whenever needed is recommended.

So is a Raid I computer which I have that mirrors everything on my working hard disk including the OS onto a backup hard disk which current tasks automatically and instantaneously switch over to in the event of a disk crash is recommended even more.

I and other poll members have talked about this option in the past. (@Teresa Thanks for the reminder!)

Small edit

[Edited at 2013-09-01 05:01 GMT]


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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Combination of Aug 31, 2013

Every project done so far is on my computer, which every hour does the backup on an external drive. Every week I also copy everything on a second external drive.

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Teresa Borges
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Julian Holmes wrote:

I and other poll members have talked about this option in the past. (@Teresa Thanks for the reminder!)

Small edit

[Edited at 2013-08-31 13:44 GMT]


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Noni Gilbert
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In more than one place Aug 31, 2013

That would seem to be the most sensible.

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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On my computer, in general and on an external HD as backup.
When I am working on larger projects, also on a daily basis on a USB stick

As for Cloud, no way and never! And drop box....

[Edited at 2013-09-01 06:06 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-09-01 06:06 GMT]


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Shabelula
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selfsending Aug 31, 2013

for important projects and long translations I haven't finished yet but "almost" I send it to myself-so that if by any chance I lose the computer I still have the long document available opening my e-mail box through someone else's computer or in a public library!

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