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Backup Tutorial

This tutorial teaches one approach to backing up your files. We back up our files because it is not a matter of IF a hard drive is going to fail, it's a matter of WHEN.

Part One: Basic Instructions

  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Navigate to your network folder
  • Right click your personal website root folder
  • Choose copy
  • Navigate to My Documents on your local computer
  • Create a new folder, and name it z_archive
  • Open the new folder
  • Right click the workspace
  • Choose Paste
  • Rename your personal website root folder by adding _backup_2_6_2012 Substitute the current date, of course. And example appears below:
      • oconnell_mr_personal_website_backup_2_6_2012
  • You're done.

Part Two: Advanced Instructions

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Log on to your Google Account
    • If you can't remember your username and password, go back to the original instructions you used to create the account- this will tell you exactly how you set up your username and password.
  • Navigate to Google Documents
  • Locate the icon of the hard drive with an arrow pointing up. It's next to the Create icon.
  • Click Upload>Folder
  • If you get a dialog box instructing you to set up Google for Folder upload, read and follow the instructions and try again from this point.
  • Navigate to My Documents on your local computer
  • Open the z_archive folder you created in Part One
  • Choose your backup folder
  • Click Upload
  • When you get to the Upload settings dialog box, take the checkmarks OFF of both Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format and Convert text from PDF and image files to Google documents
  • Confirm (as much as possible) that your files are now in Google Documents, and that you can open them. Not all documents will open as expected.
  • You're done