Poll: Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 20:35
SITE STAFF
Oct 8

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?".

View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:35
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Other Oct 8

It will depend on how critical the damage is. I have an external HD (backups once a month) + Dropbox (backups at the end of the day) + pen drive for the current translation (backups every two or three hours)…

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:35
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Oct 8

That reminds me, I should back up my current workload. I'll do it later...

 

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:35
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Yes Oct 8

But this is a sensitive issue because some clients don't want their work saved anywhere outside their own systems.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 00:35
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Yes, Oct 9

Of course! It would be a serious mistake not to. Can you imagine losing your TMs and TBs, for example, if your HD or your office burns? I have three backups: one in an external hard drive, and two in separate clouds. No risks here.

Edward Potter: there is no harm to the NDA whatsoever if you do your own backup. There will only be a breach in the contract if you disclose it to anyone. You can make as many backups as you want.


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:35
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Oct 9

I back up every day to a separate hard drive, which I could take with me in an emergency. I found DropBox pretty expensive for the volumes of material that I handle (unless I'm missing something). I also have a laptop with most of my software on it.

When I'm working on a long job, my two biggest clients have a place on their portals where I can leave my work every day for safekeeping. In fact, with one of them my contract requires that I upload my work every day.


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Jared Tabor[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Poll: Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?

Advanced search






SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
Déjà Vu X3
Try it, Love it

Find out why Déjà Vu is today the most flexible, customizable and user-friendly tool on the market. See the brand new features in action: *Completely redesigned user interface *Live Preview *Inline spell checking *Inline

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search