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FTM 2012 Recent trees VANISHED!

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Re: FTM 2012 Recent trees VANISHED!

Posted: 2 Oct 2012 6:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
The three core rules of computer genealogy are Backup, backup and backup!!

And don't rely on FTM's so called auto backup. It is being backed up to the same hard drive. So when it fails (and it is an when not an if) then you have lost everything.

Have a backup strategy and follow it. Backup up to alternative media outside your computer. Don't keep the backups in the same place as your computer. Fire, floods, theft etc can and do occur.

It is a waste of time posting to this list, or any other list, saying you have lost your files and you don't have effective backups.

Most people spend years in family history and it is short sighted to say the least not to effectively protect your data. This applies to other key data like photos, records, etc.

Ask yourself the question if I lost my computer tomorrow how would I restore my data to a new computer?

John D
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Colin_MacGreg... 1 Oct 2012 11:23PM GMT 
sl_kelly 1 Oct 2012 11:42PM GMT 
Colin_MacGreg... 2 Oct 2012 12:05AM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 2 Oct 2012 12:28AM GMT 
Colin_MacGreg... 2 Oct 2012 8:05AM GMT 
johndd189 2 Oct 2012 11:14AM GMT 
jamclo 2 Oct 2012 4:54PM GMT 
johndd189 3 Oct 2012 12:14AM GMT 
jamclo 3 Oct 2012 12:19AM GMT 
johndd189 3 Oct 2012 12:34AM GMT 
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