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Sometimes something I use gets me excited.

Well, my son was typing his paper for his Honors Lit class and somehow was on a temporary profile. We're not sure why. When he logged on tonight, you guessed it — HIS PAPER WAS GONE.

I searched everywhere — .tmp files and everything. Poof. It was gone and so was my son's hope.

Well, I went on Carbonite – that handy new backup that I use and guess what — I FOUND IT. I found it, restored it and had it back within 5 minutes after I had searched on the hard drive for the better part of an hour.

We talk about backup all the time, but do we really HAVE a good backup plan?  I've had backup on a hard drive, but I'll tell you – a system that automatically backs up even the temporary profile before Windows ejects it into Cyberspace is something I just have to love.

So, yes, I'm talking about it and no, they don't pay me.  I know there are other backups – Mozy and Sugar Sync get talked about a lot.  But for me, now, Carbonite – You've made my (and my son's) night.


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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Cheryloakes50 August 10, 2010 - 2:07 am

YOU are his hero! What a great thing. I have fried two external HD this past month. Not sure what is happening there. Maybe I should look at virtual as my backup backup!

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