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Rainmaker
2,233,327
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richard. I backup 24/7. I use Carbonite as my system.

Nov 29, 2015 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
528,990
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have a 2TB Transcend External and portable with military-grade shock resistance (sometimes things get dropped) and also back up with Google.  I also email all contracts and other important docs to myself.

Nov 29, 2015 10:49 AM
Ambassador
1,250,068
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Carbonite has saved my bacon several times!

Nov 29, 2015 08:17 AM
Ambassador
3,673,547
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Most of my calendar and contact information is backed up in iCloud.  And contracts are backed up in my broker's files and usually in Docusign.

Nov 29, 2015 08:15 AM
Ambassador
3,981,968
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

All my documents are stored in the Cloud each day so a backup of my computer is not necessary. I have everything I need in case of a crash. I learned the hard way.

Nov 29, 2015 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
682,319
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

OMG, I am the most OCD backup person on the planet. Carbonite (continuously), 3 computers and 2 externals (as needed, and beginning and end of each file). AND hard copy file (same).  Redundant as hell. And it has saved clients, cooperating brokers and me on many occasions.

Nov 29, 2015 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I use carbonite for automatic backups and also keep a portable hard drive updated daily.

Nov 29, 2015 03:26 AM
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2,301,677
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I have an external hard drive.  It backs up every night on a scheduled system at 2:00 am.  I am usually asleep then.  The cloud could be a little volatile with sensitive data (IMHO).

Nov 29, 2015 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,903,569
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

All my buyer and seller paper work is kept in BackAgent.  My work files are kept in the cloud.

Nov 30, 2015 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,981,712
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

my laptop is backed up every evening to an external drive.

Nov 29, 2015 08:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,173,497
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not often enough! Need to develop a better plan!

Nov 29, 2015 08:46 PM
Ambassador
2,758,460
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Michael. I do have a Mac that does a real-time backup every 20 minutes.

Nov 29, 2015 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,556
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, cloud for me since I use all Apple devices. But I do not backup everything there ( would take too much space). 

Nov 29, 2015 03:28 PM
Ambassador
4,298,316
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor - I do have cloud backup.

Never thought of local back up once it took forever to copy the files on my 2TB external hard drive!

Nov 29, 2015 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't use the cloud and I need to back up more frequently.

Nov 29, 2015 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,839
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Cloud and automated backup so I don't have to think about it.

Nov 29, 2015 01:02 PM
Rainer
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Tom Roberts
AssembledCabinetry.com - Fairlawn, NJ

I back up to the cloud.  The niggest reason is that many cloud services offer "redundant backups".  This means that you can go back in time and recover your files from 2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months ago.  This is critical in combatting data corruption attacks like viruses that encrypt your data then ask for cash to de-crypt it.  When you can dial back to before the attack you can tell them to take a hike,

Nov 29, 2015 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,765
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Back up locally, each Friday.

Nov 29, 2015 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,648,883
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

  I use the cloud

 

Nov 29, 2015 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,723
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use external storage and back up the storage also...it is a dual system

Nov 29, 2015 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,367,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor My iPad and iPhone is backed up in the cloud daily. My laptop and desktop are backed up on hard drives daily.

Nov 29, 2015 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,566
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have a MAC and have never backed up anything on this machine, but most of what I do is stored on line.

Nov 29, 2015 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,876,228
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I use the cloud for my iphone.... my computer suffers..... I use memory sticks for information that's important to me.... my laptops are what I call disposable...and I dispose of them every couple of years.... all I do is blog on them...

Nov 29, 2015 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
68,354
Christine Gerbehy
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Making waves, one home at a time...

We went "google" about 2 years ago.  We absolutely save "up to the cloud."  But, I'm a creature of habit, lol!  I STILL email every contract and addendum to myself so I have fast, easy access to them WHEREVER I am...

Nov 29, 2015 02:22 AM
Rainer
136,963
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Cloud only and monthly... Oh, I also back up my music and family photos / videos on removable hard drive.

Nov 29, 2015 01:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,832,230
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

In the cloud daily

Nov 29, 2015 01:02 AM
Rainer
170,723
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Portland, OR
helping improve local property tax systems

Michael Thacker - Louisville Realtor - I've been using Dropbox (web-based file hosting service) since 2012 and find it very useful, yet affordable. I'm not routine about how often I back up everything on my laptop, but religiously do it before I travel. If my laptop is lost or stolen I want to at least be able to get back in business by accessing my data with any Internet connection.

Nov 29, 2015 12:42 AM
Ambassador
4,065,839
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I use several external harddrives that connect through a usb cord.

But not nearly as often as I should.

 

Nov 29, 2015 12:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,321,683
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

Ours is constantly backed up through Time Machine.  A

Nov 29, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,025,277
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have nothing to backup on my laptop, but the desktop I back up once a month on a Passport external drive.

Nov 28, 2015 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,239,798
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Mine is backed up on a CD as well as the cloud.

Nov 28, 2015 11:49 PM