Today I came across an article of Lynn’s called "When was your last backup?" as I thought my comments were also relevant for recruitment, I thought I would copy it in here too.
This is a very serious issue and having had a few disasters in the past, I know how important it is to have a back up. In my case I worked in recruitment and all those cv’s and contacts are my life blood.
The reason for commenting here was it was the exact question I asked a client the other day, who was interested in buying our recruitment software. Like most people who work from home or a small business, he didn’t back up adequately or automatically.
What was ideal about our product was that the database was ASP based, so even if his office burnt down his data was safe. In fact he could pop into his local Internet cafe and contact a candidate that evening if he wanted, rather than wait a few days for disaster recovery.
But this is fine for business, but I still do not have a backup for my personal documents. My plan was to have a separate hard drive independent of the PC like an IT friend of mine, but the other day I had a Eureka moment or should I say two things came together.
On Techcrunch there was an article for Omnidrive the article can be found here, which seems the perfect answer for our problems. What they are promoting is to put your data on the Internet, or should I say their servers, except the only issue is it isn’t due to be launched till September. So I have my fingers crossed that I do not wipe my hard drives before then!
Still I will watch these comments here for any other ideas from anyone else, but I am fairly convinced that having a virtual drive on the web is the safest option.
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