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Comment by Karen on What is YOUR Backup Strategy? (I'll show you mine...) (February 22, 2019 09:24 PM)
(continuation of above comment) how varous settings affect how the backup takes place, how to institute continuous backups of smaller files, etc. Tha...
Comment by Karen on What is YOUR Backup Strategy? (I'll show you mine...) (February 22, 2019 09:21 PM)
Hi Bob, I use iDrive, per your recommendation. I have both the local hard drive plus the online cloud storage. Your 5th eddition ABR on backups mentio...
Comment by joe b on [ANSWERED] Should You Backup EVERYTHING? (February 22, 2019 02:16 PM)
I ordered your ebook and haven't got a link to it nor have you responded to my emails. Whats up?...
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Comment by Judy L. on [LEGAL?] Digital Snitching On Police (February 20, 2019 02:45 AM)
You think these rinky dink tickets are a scam? How about cops who "arrest" your cash because it might be "drug" money? They take your cash and you h...
Comment by Judy L. on [LEGAL?] Digital Snitching On Police (February 20, 2019 02:45 AM)
You think these rinky dink tickets are a scam? How about cops who "arrest" your cash because it might be "drug" money? They take your cash and you h...
Comment by Gordy on Why Backup? Here Are NINE Good Reasons (and ANSWERS to YOUR backup questions) (February 20, 2019 02:34 AM)
Famous last words: "You can trust the 'cloud'". It has 256 bit encryption, halon fire extinguishers, armed guards and barbed wire,etc. Bob, really,...
Comment by Anthony DeVor on [LEGAL?] Digital Snitching On Police (February 19, 2019 05:51 PM)
I don't think that they will do much about waze because if they ban that people can still go out & buy radar detectors or cb radios...
Comment by RandiO on What is YOUR Backup Strategy? (I'll show you mine...) (February 19, 2019 05:48 PM)
*Recently, I came across an article which recommended that any data should be 'replicated' (backed-up, imaged, clones, copied and/or archived) at/in T...
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