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Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 5 – Data Storage

Continuing the series on data storage and backup this article I will be featuring a service called Dropbox.

With Dropbox your files into your "Dropbox" on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you've installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!)
Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device using the Dropbox website. You never have to worry about transferring files to update them on your Dropbox, just make sure the file is saved there and anytime you update it, it will automatically update it on your Dropbox as well.

You can easily share files with others on Dropbox. Simply invite others by sending them an email.

With Dropbox you can sign up for a free 2GB account or go Pro with a 50GB or 100GB account. The 50GB account costs $9.99 a month and the 100GB account costs $19.99 a month. To try signing up for a free account, click here.


Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 4 – Data Storage

As I talked about in the first couple posts of this series, Flickr and Photobucket are services where you can store, backup, and share your photos and videos. Those two websites are great for backing up and storing your photos and videos, but what if you are wanting more than that. What if you are wanting all kinds of files to be backed up. Mozy is your solution.

Mozy is a service that offers to backup all kinds of documents, anything from photos, videos, Word documents, and even your gedcom files! Thats right, backup your entire family tree with Mozy!

"Current statistics show that one in every ten hard drives fail each year. The cost of recovering a failed hard drive can exceed $7,500, and success is never guaranteed."-Mozy

One great thing about Mozy is that you don't have to use it just for your genealogy. You can backup all of your files from your computer! Mozy is very affordable and easy to use. For only $4.95 a month you can have unlimited storage and access. "That's enough space to backup your entire computer for the price of a hamburger".

Are you not sure you want to pay for a subscription you are not sure you will want to use? You can sign up for a free account and receive 2 GB of storage for free! No setup fee, no monthly payments, no credit cards, no hassle. With 2 GB you can backup more than 1,000 photos.

To learn more about Mozy and to try it for free, click below