Friday, 3 February 2012

Backing up digital files

Backing up digital files may seem a strange subject for this blog but it is an important topic that regularly crops up with students.

Having spent a considerable amount of time putting together a design solution, what could be worse than finding that document has been lost, or accidentally wiped. Visual Communication staff thoroughly recommend that all digital files are backed up – memory sticks, removable drives or CD’s are ideal for this. There is also an additional location – ‘the cloud’.

Take a look at Drop Box, which offers a free web-based file hosting service.

Drop Box uses cloud storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. The free service provides 2 GB of free online storage and users who refer Dropbox to others can gain up to 8 GB of additional free storage.

This post is recommending Drop Box as an additional back up option. By placing you latest project files in your Drop Box, you can be sure that your files are safely stored, online, should anything happen to your precious memory stick.

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