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

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:08
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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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: 17:08
Spanish to English
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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: 17:08
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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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: 13:08
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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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: 08:08
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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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.


 


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