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View Poll Results: Would you use a Recipe Box option on DC if it were available?
Yes, I would use it a lot 3 15.79%
Nope, I have my own method 8 42.11%
Maybe, I'd like to see how it worked first 8 42.11%
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #11
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Alix, you mention DropBox above, and that's what I use. As added peace-of-mind I also have a scheduled backup at home that backs up my DropBox folder to a flash drive. So if something ever happens to DropBox, I'm not SOL.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Alix View Post
I figured before I started a Cloud thing, I'd look at doing something here. All I really need is a spot to store links to threads.

A flash drive is a great idea for some folks I'm sure, just not for me. I access recipes at work as well as at home. I OWN a flash drive, 2 or 3 actually and at this moment, couldn't tell you where a single one of them is! LOL! That's why a link file or a Cloud type deal is my go to idea. Its all there ready to go, I don't have to worry about importing etc. I have hard copies of most of the stuff I put on here, but I find sometimes that going through the thread sparks a memory about something or there is a helpful tip in the thread.

I wasn't a big supporter of the recipe box idea in the past, but I'm definitely seeing an upside now.
Alix right next to my computer I keep a auto pull Post It box, and a holder filled with pens, pencils, staple remover, etc. along with my four Flash files. I always know where they are and I have them labeled. One is strictly for legal files. (On-going law suit.) I alternate two of them for back up of computer files. I know I sound like I am too organized. And I probably am. But that comes from years of working in a lot of different offices. Every compnay has their own system. And I learned them all. Mainly, get organized first.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #13
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That's likely what I'm going to do Steve. I was just looking to be lazy!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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I'd like that idea. I save the threads I like in Favorits, of course a while ago I delted "Subscriptions" which in turn deleted "Favorits" I lost everything I ever wanted to keep from here. "Subscriptions" is not a good way of keeping threads. The recipe box, or a separate from "Subscriptions" "Favorits" box would be nice.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #15
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Flash drives and external hard drives are magnetic, so they can fail just like internal hard drives. I use Backblaze.com for backup and DropBox for files I want to be able to access from multiple computers. Backblaze storage is unlimited.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #16
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I try to keep everything I want to preserve on a couple of flash drives, as opposed to the hard drive. I have had too many computers fail. Recipes (RTF), pics, backups of applications, other documents, etc......all on flash drives and/or external hard drives.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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Have none of you ever had a serious computer crash and lost all your stuff?
You can quote me on this:

There's two kinds of data, (1) data you have backed up, and (2) data you will lose forever one day.

It doesn't matter what backup method you use as long as it works. Multiple copies is the key here.

Some of my material I probably have a hundred or more backups dating to a dozen or more years ago. They exist in various hard drives and CDs/DVDs. When I can't find something and really dig I can spend hours locating an old backup, but the important thing is that I can always find it.

If it ever existed on my system for more than a month or two I have a copy somewhere. I probably have hundreds of TB (terrabytes--GB x 1000), or approaching a PB (petabyte, 1,000 TB, 1,000,000 GB) or so.

Storage is cheap. You can get a 2-4 TB NAS or USB/Firewire drive for a few hundred bucks at Amazon.

Just keep storing copies and put it on different media so that if one fails you have a backup.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #18
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I've tried just about everything and Springpad has been the best fit yet. It has an actual recipe format, it saves pictures, I can add notes and it links back to the original source. I had stuff scattered in Google Docs, Evernote, OneNote, De.lic.i.ous, etc and I'm slowly but surely getting it all organized over there and am quite pleased with how it all works.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:30 AM   #19
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Zereh, I have a springpad account and I like it. I might do that. It would certainly be easier access for me. I just like DC and think that if there is a feature like this that is available, it would be a lovely addition.

Flash drives and all external types of back up are lovely as far as they go. I don't like them. I use them, but this is not something they'd be effective for. If I want a back up of a recipe I have it on a card, in a magazine, or in a book. I don't need another copy. What I'm looking for is easy storage and fast access that isn't inside MY computer. A Cloud, or Dropbox, or Springpad is more what I'm looking for.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:10 AM   #20
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I lose everything, so would love a back up on here.

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