I’ve been reading too many blogs lately about the perils of not backing up.
I thought I had a pretty good system for my backing up and I try to do it regularly.
I back up to two external hard drives and then I burn to CD/DVD. However the other day I was informed that CDs can fail after 5 years or so.
This threw me into a bit of a panic, so for the past few days I have been copying a lot of my CDs made 10 years or more ago onto my external HDs.
I am contemplating purchasing little USB drives to back the external HDs up to as apparently they have a longer life span.I only had one CD fail but luckily I had duplicated my back ups onto CD so I didn’t actually lose anything. *wipes brow*
In the process of doing all this, I realised that I have also found photos that I previously thought lost when I must have cut and pasted rather than copied. *blush*
Since I am doing all this backing up, I decided to scan newspapers and other articles that I have stored away as well as some old photos that I no longer have negatives to, or were given to me by family members.
And I found this:
You’ve got to love the free newspapers in a country town. Full of typos but also misplaced headlines.
This is my First Born (in the front row) with her cheer squad “The Taipans” who had been performing on the streets during a local festival in 2003.
Can you see why I laughed?
If you’re going to use a photo as a filler then please watch where you put it! 😀