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Rainmaker
2,488,441
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
530,685
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
1,398,145
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
3,724,022
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
3,986,910
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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
923,920
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
4,799,651
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
Rainmaker
2,307,539
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
4,222,358
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
4,334,714
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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

Nov 29, 2015 08:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,415,317
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
Rainmaker
2,759,637
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
1,541,748
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • 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
4,315,625
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
1,683,406
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
1,413,354
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://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
Rainmaker
2,442,558
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
2,007,235
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

  I use the cloud

 

Nov 29, 2015 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
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
1,465,977
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
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

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
5,573,163
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with 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
Rainer
69,084
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
140,460
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
3,621,476
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

In the cloud daily

Nov 29, 2015 01:02 AM
Rainer
171,023
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
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
5,612,144
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - 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
5,764,444
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
5,163,447
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
1,429,391
Raymond E. Camp
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