Yes, it’s time for your weekly backup reminder. Again.
And another reminder: if you don’t want to receive this message every week, just let me know and I’ll take you off the list.
I installed Office 2003 yesterday and was reminded that there are times you need to make special backups in addition to the regular ones. One of those times is before any major upgrade or installation of software. I made sure to back up my templates and my clip art because I wasn’t sure whether they would be overwritten. As it happened, they were still there after I finished installing, but since you never know with Micro$oft, I figured I was better safe than sorry.
Then there’s the Special Project backup. A client of mine just finished writing a book, which I edited and formatted. There are now a couple of dozen CDs with the final PDF on them, but I copied all of the working documents, illustrations, etc onto a special ZIP disk yesterday. Nothing that represents that many hours of work should be at risk of being lost.
That’s all for this week. I’ll be back again next week to nag you. And remember, if you want help making the backups, just ask me!