[ale] [OT] Best remote/local backup for less technical?

Jim Lynch ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com
Sat Feb 25 17:48:32 EST 2012

On 02/25/2012 05:43 PM, John Anderson wrote:
> I have some older relatives who could use a better backup solution for
> their work files. They work from home and mostly use office files, which
> are not huge. Yes they are running windows.
> So, there are two things I am considering, remote backup to one of the
> many services available, and/or a utility to copy the contents of their
> work folder on the laptop over to a usb hard drive in the background.
> Any personal experience/recommendations? It ideally should be something
> that I could set up on the laptop and not worry about unless they have a
> crash on the laptop itself. If it takes regular maintenance on their end
> it might not work out.
> If I have the files on the laptop syncing to a hard drive do I have to
> worry about unfortunate deletions propagating over?
Probably one of the easiest methods is to use Dropbox and a "cron job" 
windows equivalent to keep things backed up.  Dropbox is free to 2Gb and 
they sounds like they'll stay well under that.


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