I was curious as to what everyone's backup methods are for their articles. While we hope that HubPages never corrupts server-side or disappears completely (gasp!), we all should know that the smart thing would be to have our own (multiple) copies of our articles. You are backing up your work, right?
Share your methods. I'm looking for better ways than my own.
I always write and save my works in MS Word. Also have a specific folder for each hub and subfolders for images on my comp too.
If there's any edits done on my text by editors, I update my copy right away.
I write all of my hubs in Word and store the documents in my cloud drive. All of the photos that I use to illustrate my hubs are stored on my cloud drive also.
I write in Scrivener so all the original text is safe. Then every now and then I'll go through all the hubs on my accounts page and do a 'Save linked content as...' to a Hubs back-up folder on Dropbox, making sure to save them as HTML files.
I just save the HTML page to disk (just doing File -> Save from the browser menu). Hopefully future versions of browsers will be able to read the file. Even if they can't, the HTML page can be opened in any text editor, the text of an HTML page isn't encoded in binary format in HTML, it just appears as raw text. Every so often, I backup to an external hard drive and I also have Google Drive setup to automatically backup in the cloud. So that's two copies, but I should really create a third. My notebook doesn't have a CD/DVD drive anymore and that was a useful way of backing up, so the other option would be to have a USB memory stick just dedicated to HubPages work. CDR or DVDR (not CDRW or DVRW) I think is the most durable medium for backup as long as they don't get scratched, and not affected by magnetic fields.
Whatever you do make sure you have at least two backups. When I worked as a software developer, I lost some work once and went to a floppy disk backup to recover code, but that was corrupted and I didn't have a second copy. Floppy disks weren't the most reliable backup method though.
If you use Google Drive, a loophole to get more than the 15 GB free storage is to setup another account with a different email address (or add a Google account to an existing Gmail address). If your phone/tablet automatically backs up photos to the cloud, it's surprising how quickly you use up that 15 GB if backups are set to original quality. Remember a photo can be at least 5 MB, so that's just 200 photos per GB. You can easily switch between accounts now without logging out and logging in to the other account. Also I notice that unlike before, it's possible to even access one account from one tab in a browser and the other account from another tab.
by Eugene Brennan 10 days ago
I save the HTML of articles to my hard drive and also backup onto an external drive, but my second backup is that the files on my hard drive are automatically uploaded to Google Drive. I tried opening the HTML of one today and the first problem is that the HTML file doesn't run off Google Drive so...
by Rajiv Pandey 8 years ago
After 7 months and 19 hubs including 5 Stellar and 9 exclusive titles my adsense account has disapproved. This is disappointing. I cannot find a way out to solve this issue. I have got an error of insufficient content.I don't know how to react to this issue. I have read on websites like trionode...
by Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 6 years ago
I am often worried of losing data on computer. My worry is very much same on the hubs I wrote. Should a hubber keep backup of his data? If we have a backup, we can meet any eventuality that may arise in future and be on a safe wicket. After all these are all machines, I mean...
by tamron 8 years ago
There use to be away but since the upgrade I don't no how to back articles up on hard drive.
by Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago
I'm kinda pissed and extremely dismayed. I've been with Hubpages and Amazon Associates for 5 years now and haven't made a dime with Amazon the entire time. I've reached out for help numerous times and not a single person told me that I have to get my Amazon links from the Amazon Associates website...
by Mary Neal 11 years ago
At HubPages, do writers have to have an account with AdSense for Google ads to appear on their hubs, or do they appear because HubPages has its own account with Google AdSense? I ask because I have Google ads on my one hub, but I have no individual AdSense account yet. I appreciate your help,...
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