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 webpages can't be viewed. Apparently they stopped supporting this feature in 2015. So I downloaded the HTML file and the support folder and the next problem is that files are zipped for download. When I try to unzip on my computer, there's an issue with paths being too long and I have to skip them, which screws up the extraction.
The saved webpages of articles on my hard drive can be loaded and run ok in my browser however.
I use google drive for back up but the articles are saved as PDF files.
Bev recommended me to use Opera browser from there we can save PDF version.
I did in HTML first, it was a total confusion for me
Blessings to you
I have used Microsoft OneDrive for years to backup my writing and photos. I have never had a problem with it.
I write everything in Google Docs first. Back in September, my account was accidentally deleted. They restored my account after realizing the error, but in that time period in between, I had no access to the articles. I like knowing that if something ever happens again, all of my articles are still saved perfectly in my Google Drive.
I've figured out what's wrong, but it took until 2 in the morning. Too late now to explain!
I use both Google Drive and One Drive for backing my stuff. But, I backup only the documents, photos, and videos, etc. I do not save the HP or Blog articles.
On the subject of saving HTM files for articles, it's a good idea to turn off ads first using your ad blocker. I've found that if a page is waiting for ads, sometimes it doesn't download article content fully and what's saved may not be complete. Also a saved page may display ads on top of content so it can't be read. Images are only downloaded as necessary as a page is scrolled, so not all of them together. So you need to scroll to the end before saving.
DropBox. I have 2 terabytes of storage which I can share with family members (esp my son in Australia). There's bunch of family folders we can all access to share pics and interesting stuff.
Everything is backed up, including my writing projects (via Scrivener), copies of published articles, art, e-books (over 4k of them) c-drive and phone photos which are automatically uploaded within seconds.
Each time a file is changed on my laptop, it is updated immediately.
I often mislay things but never lose them
Also a dropbox user. But I need to begin backing up my work here.
I was looking at my DB account and even though my whole digital life from the last 20 years is in it, I'm only using 11.51% of total allowance
Oh wow, lucky you haha. I have maxed out my DB account on multiple occasions due to large files of some project work. I then transfer things to an external HD once there are no more changes, at least no changes in the short term.
Do you save a new copy every time you edit an article or do you find it better to do it say once a quarter or yearly.
Periodically. Maybe once or twice a year I go through the whole lot and resave them. The original text will be in a different folder - somewhere
Do you have a free or a paid account? Mine is a free account that they keep claiming is full.
Me, too. I keep getting notices that my Dropbox is full. I go in and delete, but they still complain.
My system once prompted me to try DB to sent out large files(videos) via, email. Thereafter, I've not use it till date. I'll give it a try again viz backing up documents, photos, etc.
Is there multiple redundancy built into these cloud storage systems? For instance if a natural disaster or terrorist attack takes out a data centre, is our data stored in lots of other places? Usually I think they're located in politically stable countries in regions where natural disasters aren't commonplace, but there's always the unexpected.
This sounds more of a reasonable question. Thanks for pointing it out to the forum.
Didn't see this. With Dropbox, you can choose to keep your content on your hard drive as well as in the cloud. I do a bit of both. All my big files like videos and back-ups are in the cloud only; important docs are also on my computer. I used to let it all back up to my daughter's laptop too. Nothing like being sure
I would guess that the cloud data is mirrored on several servers.
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