Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on January 10th, 2014

Backing Up Your Mac [Ben's Productivity Podcast]

Why it's smart to back up your Mac frequently

Tip of the day: It is highly important to back up your computer.


Hi, welcome back to the podcast. My name is Ben Finklea and this is the two minute podcast where I share tips with you about productivity. I’m the CEO of a company called Volacci we do a lot of Internet marketing. One thing that is very important to us is that our computers are backed up. There have been situations where a lot of work was done and a file wasn’t saved properly or it was lost somehow.

So, I wanted to share with you a couple of tips on how I keep my computer backed up. The first one is a tool called Dropbox. Dropbox has really grown in popularity so you may have already heard of it, but I have a unique way of using it that I learned from my friend, Andy Meadows. One of the things I did is I copied my documents folder on my Mac into my Dropbox folder so that every time I create a file and save it, it automatically syncs up to Dropbox.

Another tool I use to make backups is Apple’s Time Machine. I’ve got an external hard drive at the office I back up to. I used to use the Apple Time Capsule but it was too slow over the network. So, I have an external drive I plug in to at the office and leave there so if I ever lose my computer, I have a backup at the office.

Finally, the last thing I will share with you is I have moved all my documents over to Google docs. That means whenever I create new documents, proposals, or presentations those documents are already synced up to the network and I can get to them from any computer. So, those are three backup tips I use. I hope these help you out and that is our two minutes.

Ben Finklea, CEO Volacci

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