Monday, June 8, 2009

Back Up!

In one of those minor household tragedies which can occur from time to time, Avi and I discovered last night that we somehow neglected to make a back up copy of some photos. Just a few. Months, that is. Most of 2007 and part of 2008.


We saved the photos from the camera onto the hard drive, but somehow we neglected to back them up onto a CD. Of course, the hard drives of all of our computers are long since toast.


I started blogging some time in 2005, and switched from that blog (Yahoo 360, which by the way is closing down next month) to this one a couple of years later. By going page by page through my old blog, I was able to discover a number of missing photos that had been posted there, and have now saved them. Whew!

The good thing about Blogger is that all of the photos I post here are automatically saved in an online photo album hosted by Picasa. Though I suppose I shouldn't count on that always being there.

Another trick I've learned works once you've got the photos on your hard drive. Attach the photos to an e-mail and send them to yourself. I found quite a few "missing" photos that way, too.

So even if you don't save your photos to a diskette, CD or thumb drive, at least post them on the Internet somewhere or send them to yourself in an e-mail, so you'll still have them if disaster strikes your hard drive.

End of lecture for today.


Grandma Elsie said...

OH Amy,
I hate that for you. I just bought a Canon camera and am at teh beach so i hope to benifit from your experience..
good luck with finding more of them...

Joansie said...

Great idea!

LizzieK8 said...

Nice to see you....sorry for your loss. I started using on-line back ups and stuff so I could use other people's computers when I travelled and not have difficulty. Live and learn.

Otherwise, hope all is going well with you and yours. We're doin' okay.

Karin said...

I have so many photos on my's ridiculous. I need to figure out ASAP how to put them on a CD/dvd...thanks for the reminder!!!