Keeping Backups In Case Disaster Strikes

by Mohit Arora on August 24, 2008

I just wanted to drop a quick post to let you guys know that I finally got my MacBook Pro back!

I got it back last week actually; 11 days after it decided to die. I wanted to post sooner, but since it was my hard drive that crashed, I’ve spent the past week just catching up on projects and re-creating files from scratch.

Not fun.

Needless to say, I definitely made it a point to pick up an external hard drive to keep a full system backup of everything in my laptop.

I wasn’t sure what brand or model to go with, so I posed the question on Twitter and everybody led me toward the trio of Western Digital, Maxtor and LaCie.

After some consideration at the store, I decided to go with a 750GB LaCie hard disk. The box says it was designed by industrial designer, Neil Poulton.

His design?

A shiny black box.

750GB LaCie External Hard Drive

Anyhow, it serves me right to experience this situation. If you take your business seriously, invest in it appropriately and make sure you’re well covered in case of ANY emergency or disaster.

Whenever you implement any new tool or piece of equipment into your business, make sure to have a way of still functioning in case it malfunctions or gets stolen.

Luckily, I have my business email hosted through Google Apps, so all email that goes through my email or the email of anybody else on my team, is backed up online – free.

We can even share documents and edit them collectively, in real time, as opposed to emailing a document to each team member and having 5 different edits.

If you’re running a small business, or consider yourself a business (even if it’s just you), I highly suggest checking out Google Apps. It’s free and it’s a lifesaver.

{ 3 comments }

MarcusX August 25, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Moe,

Give me my credit homie. I pushed hard on my LaCie plug. Wow. You gone do me like that big homie. Damn. Nice box though. Go hard on this one. Push it to the limit. Get your money’s worth! Enjoy.

Quality August 25, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Hey moe
finally you got your mac. hope everything is working well.

I see you got a hard drive for backup. No more loosing files

peace

Moe Arora | makingthemogul.com August 26, 2008 at 5:29 AM

@MarcusX – Lol. You’re absolutely right man. You def vouched for LaCie during the Twitter poll. I appreciate the recommendation; I’m all set up now.

@Quality – Yesssir. Can’t suffer that madness again. You saw how I bad I was hurting lol. We need to holler soon to make some of those plans we discussed take flight.

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