Or a flood, or should someone steal your computer?
I don’t know about you but, I’d have a freaking heart attack!
We’ve all know to back up our work. I do this religiously to an external hard drive. A hard drive that is in my closet, that would burn up with my laptop and house in a fire.
Geesh! Give me a minute while I bang my head on table.
September 15, 2016, the Associated Press reported about a fire. Nothing unusual about fires, they happen every day. Unless you are the victim. As was the case for Gideon Hodge a novelist that realized his only copies were on a laptop inside.
Mr. Hodge rushed past firefighters into the blazing inferno to save his computer.
Man dashes into house to save laptop, 2 completed novels from fire in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood BY MATT SLEDGE
So all of this got me to thinking. I better find a better way to back up my work. I have a lot of finished and unfinished stories on my computer.
But which is the best storage service to use?
I’ve used Google Drive for docs and pics I wanted to share but not for storage. I may give this another look as it is super easy to use. Google Drive is encrypted using SSL, the same security protocol used on Gmail and other Google services. 15 GB of storage won’t last forever but I can buy more as needed.
I’ve also used Dropbox in the past. It too is very easy to use and crosses many platforms. Dropping between my MS laptop to my Ipad with no trouble at all. The free version is only 2GBs but here again, I can buy more if I need it. Dropbox also allows you to encrypt each file for security.
I’ve tried Evernote for small things. I don’t know how it would work for larger items such as a manuscript.
For now, I’m leaning toward Google Drive.
But there are a lot more out there, including tips for Mac users. Check out this post: