Backing Up Your Data

The next Technology Special Interest Group meeting will be held on Sept 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Hamon room on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (Directions).

The topic of this meeting will be “Backing Up Your Data”. The discussion will help you determine your backup priorities  and allow you to understand the alternatives you can choose from to protect your digital files, images and pictures.

This session will be recorded and made available on the Technology SIG page following the Sept 4 meeting. If you are not going to be able to attend the meeting but have a question you would like to have addressed during the discussion please leave a comment below.

We have a great lineup of topics, and will be using this blog to discuss issues in between meetings. Your comments and questions are welcome!

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4 Responses to Backing Up Your Data

  1. Tony Hanson says:

    The videos have been produced and uploaded to the DGS YouTube Channel…

    See Part 1 (22:07), Part 2 (22:18) and Part 3 (16:30) on YouTube or a PDF version of the Powerpoint Presentation.

  2. Tony Hanson says:

    A PDF version of this presentation is available: Click Here to download a copy.

  3. Tony Hanson says:

    Just about all of the cloud services offer some kind of encryption. A few allow you to specify your own encryption key, which means that nobody (not even the service provider) can read your files without knowing that key.

    I suspect that most security breaches are caused by poor password habits (using the same password on multiple sites, not changing then on a regular basis) but I have not researched this area deeply (yet… Security is on the agenda for our January meeting).

    Thanks for asking about this… I planned to discuss security but I’ll be sure to emphasize it even more now and (hopefully) address your concerns.

  4. Suzan Younger says:

    Question: considering the most recent news about hacking personal photos (which may have been calculated guessing of online credentials), how should we address backups of sensitive data (tax returns, account numbers, etc) when using a cloud or online back-up service? Should we use local methods of back up (external drives, cd, etc.)? Can we discuss options for data we don’t want backed-up if we use an on-line, cloud service for backups and if we use local, how to store the media? Are you going to discuss encryption?

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