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Offline prayuth01

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Online storage
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 08:41 GMT (UK) »
I use family tree maker for my family trees, think I should store these trees on net, which would be best, not very good on this sort of stuff, I know there is 'cloud' and possibly 'one drive' but not very clued up.
Plus do they update as you put in new information? ufabet
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Re: Online storage
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carol and welcome to RootsChat  :)

I'd recommend Dropbox but here's a reviews of the best ones, with features:

http://www.techradar.com/news/top-10-best-cloud-storage-services-of-2017


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Re: Online storage
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 December 17 11:25 GMT (UK) »
I'd recommend Dropbox too.
And yes, it does update as you put in new information.
You can also check easily, if it has updated everything, and/or how long till it finishes.  And if you have to shut down before it finishes, it just starts up again next time you turn on the computer.

But don't rely solely on 'the cloud' - keep your own intermittent backups as well.
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Re: Online storage
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 December 17 11:28 GMT (UK) »
Depending on how important your data is there's no harm in using more than one backup target. I use occasional DVDs, regularly an external drive and 2 sometimes 3 cloud backups. I also occasionally try re importing my backup just in case a backup gets corrupted.  If I spend more than 30 to 60 minutes handling a document I back it up. If ever you think you've got too many backups, you can delete some, but I still keep weekly and monthly backups forever. Just try and imagine the worst scenario possible comma and make sure you are 100% prepared for that eventuality right now.

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Re: Online storage
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 December 17 11:44 GMT (UK) »


I use Google Drive for my backup, I have my information sorted into folders per family, copies of my gedcoms as well.    I can also share information with family this way as well.  My pc is programmed to backup files to G. Drive automatically

I do have Drop Box and One Drive, but must confess don't use either much. 
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