Backup Your Data Before It’s Too Late!

Posted by admin on Oct 2, 2009

‘I’m too busy to backup my data’, ‘I don’t know how to backup data’, ‘My hard drive won’t crash’…

But how would you feel if you lost years of genealogy research, your address book, your emails, and your digitized family pictures and documents?

So backup your data before it’s too late!

There are many ways to backup your data according to your needs:

USB Flash Drive

USB Flash Drives are cheaper than many other backup systems, simple to use, small and convenient, but it is also easy to lose these small devices. Storage capacities can range from 64 MB to 256 GB, and some have 10-year data retention.


The lifetime of a CD-ROM may vary from 2 years to 20 years depending of its quality and the storage conditions. A standard 120 mm, “700 MB” CD-ROM can hold 737 MB with error correction. In comparison, a single-layer DVD-ROM can hold 4.7 GB of error-protected data, more than 6 CD-ROMs.

External Hard Drive

External Hard Drives are a secure and long-term data storage solution. Unfortunately, they are too expensive for most of us. Find here the CNET review of external hard drives.

Online Backup Services

This is the most secure way to backup your data because they also backup their servers in their data center! Find here a list of free online service providers to determine what online computer backup solutions are suitable for you.

I highly recommend to use an online backup service to store your data!

Export your GeneaNet Online Family Tree

If you have manually entered your GeneaNet Online Family Tree, you may need to export it to your computer.

To do so, simply go to My GeneaNet : Online Family Tree : Save then select a file format.

You can also export the ancestors or the descendants of any individual in your family tree.

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