Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker (Ward County Notary Services)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My system is backed up weekly; my data is backed up daily. And a lot of the "paperless" stuff is on my company's system and can easily be retrieved from there as well and/or from my Evernote account.

Jan 24, 2016 08:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob "RealMan" Timm - I have my automated backup every night through a service provider.

I am also planning to add local 2TB automated backup using software called 'Genie9'.

Jan 24, 2016 03:05 PM
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John Ferrier
Mortgage Network Solutions, LLC - West Chester, PA
20+ yrs as a consultative mortgage professional

Every Saturday.

 

Backup Outlook first, which takes a while, then backup hard drive, and then run a virus scan.

 

FYI: I only started doing this after I lost a hard drive and a BUNCH of data. Dont learn the hard way.

Jan 24, 2016 01:03 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We use Carbonite,, all the time!

Jan 25, 2016 07:26 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've used Carbonite for many years and they've saved me on several occasions now.  It runs automatically in the background and does not ever slow the computer down.  Life has a funny way of getting in the way of scheduled human back up so I need something that will do so, with or without me!

Jan 24, 2016 10:57 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Bob, I have my setting schedule to back up automatically on a weekly basis.

Jan 24, 2016 10:00 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Monday is backup to my external here in my office. I also have a cloud back up through Apple, and another cloud as well. I also use Dropbox for Evernote, so I am pretty much covered every which way.

All its takes is once to lose data, and you learn quick!

Jan 24, 2016 08:43 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Automatically to the cloud

Jan 24, 2016 07:46 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm . I have a real-time backup as part of the Macs operating system. On my main computers that I use for business, it is a real-time backup down to the desk top icons every time I use them.

Jan 24, 2016 05:14 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. I back up 24/7.

Jan 24, 2016 05:07 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Do what with what???  A good habit that I have been very 'bad' at starting.  Mark

Jan 24, 2016 01:39 PM
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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I back mine up in the cloud.  

Jan 24, 2016 12:52 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Every few days - I have an external hard drive. I tried online (e., Carbonite) but lost a bunch of files when I tried to re-install them. I also put client files on a separate CD and our office has all files in the cloud

Jan 24, 2016 12:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

weekly and onto an external hard drive.  I have two and I swap them out and have one at home and one at the office at all times.

Jan 24, 2016 12:21 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    I just bought a Seagate 3TB "Back Up Plus" to back up my drive.

   DVD discs are too small. 

     I don't trust putting my important personal documents and information on "the cloud", aka some server owned by some 3rd party.

Jan 24, 2016 12:19 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Few do  but I now back mine up to the cloud.

Jan 24, 2016 11:50 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I back up my files once a month on an external drive.  

Jan 25, 2016 10:57 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Cloud backup all impt documents.

Jan 25, 2016 07:40 PM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I have an external hard drive and I back up a couple times a week or after an especially important document.  I don't trust the cloud just yet.  What happen is the net goes down when you need it most

Jan 25, 2016 10:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The nice thing about most of the really important docs is that they are somewhere in my sent box where I can find them should something crash.

I also do a full back up to an external hd occasionally, and have tons of stuff in several cloud drives.

Jan 25, 2016 09:48 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I try to remember to do this at least twice a month. 

Jan 25, 2016 09:02 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have papers for all my files and I have an external drive that I use sometims seveal times a day

Jan 25, 2016 07:18 AM
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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 which backs up on an on-going basis.

Jan 25, 2016 05:22 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I back up at the server level - that is done by my hosting company daily and I backup my laptop with an external hard drive. Most always nightly.  I've been completely paperless since Jan 2012.

Jan 25, 2016 05:21 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Not often enough. I am still having trouble remembering to save my posts every so often in order not to loose my blogs before I publish them.

Jan 25, 2016 04:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have an additional hard drive that provides back ups.

Jan 25, 2016 02:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Automagically via google drive

Jan 25, 2016 01:55 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I save important personal data to a memory stick....

Jan 25, 2016 12:09 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Our system backs up automatically and constantly.  

Jan 24, 2016 11:55 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob "RealMan" Timm My hard drive get backed up every day with an external hard drive.

Jan 24, 2016 10:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I use Carbonite now for about the last year. One price, it's automatic. Sometimes it schedules itself & things get a little slow but then you can shut it down. $59 a year.

Jan 24, 2016 10:12 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Real time automatic backup to the cloud; manual to external drive usually weekly and upon any event or new file; I also keep hard copies of transaction files.

Jan 24, 2016 10:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not as often as I should! Guilty as charged!

Jan 24, 2016 09:52 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not often enough, once every month if i had to say, some months i do it weekly and others like January i havent yet, but will today as i am thinking about it

Jan 24, 2016 09:47 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The entire drive seldom.  Important files daily.

Jan 24, 2016 09:35 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

All real estate is backed up to a cd for each transaction; the daily is in the cloud.

Jan 24, 2016 09:34 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Not often enough, thank you for the reminder.

Jan 24, 2016 09:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Jan 24, 2016 08:25 PM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Ours backup automatically every hour to external drives.

Jan 24, 2016 01:05 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have never backed mine up.  It scares me to pieces, but I just don't know how.

Jan 24, 2016 12:33 PM