This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Memopal. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have a lot of data. Being a website developer for over 10 years, I’ve worked on many websites – and I haven’t always had the same computer. I actually didn’t have an external harddrive until less than two years ago.
I also love photos. I can’t remember when I got my first digital camera, but I know that there are a few years worth of photos that are missing digitally – I only have prints – and that makes me fairly sad. In fact, over the past couple of months, I’ve started rebooting old laptops and pulling whatever I can from the harddrives, before I completely lose the files.
I have files backed up on my laptop, a desktop, DVDs and an external harddrive. I’ve also tried using a few programs to backup files in a cloud.
Recently I checked out Memopal. It’s a new backup provider that stores your files on a remote server. I signed up for the free account and I can store 3GB for free. That’s a good amount of data. I simply downloaded the program to my computer and selected a folder I wanted to try to back up (in this case, I went with a website I’ve been working on. It’s VERY photo heavy.)
I can also share my files with other users, which can come in handy in some workplaces and even with family members. (At my old workplace, we tried to share a Dropbox account. It didn’t work out so well.)
Memopal also has a photo album feature. I back up my photos fairly regularly and a few weeks ago, I thought I had lost everything. I left my laptop and external harddrive in a rental car that I had just returned. I was devastated (and stupid for having my photos in those two spots – together.) With Memopal, I would have had the photos backed up on a server and could have retrieved them if I didn’t get my laptop or harddrive back.
I’m still new to Memopal, but I’m already liking it!
How do you back up your files? Do you have more than one place for everything?