Wow I should've had a backup...

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Hey Warriors,

I love this forum and what not...but like anything in life "technology" can be a bit hairy. In no way shape or form am I "hating" on the WF or whatever...but it's important to have a backup plan for everything.

Anything run by people will some point or another. Depending on one source isn't smart so learn...

I've been hit up for things crashing here at times or W+ going down or Jim Bob's shopping cart system needing's all run by people so stuff happens.

Just don't depend on the forum or Paypal, or Google, or Facebook or anyone...b/c while they're doing EVERYTHING they can to keep things live...with hundreds of thousands of members or millions in the case of Paypal or Facebook...stuff will go down.

I learned this this morning when I forgot to use the backup feature at JV Zoo and lost a ton of sales from various affiliates...DOH...lesson learned.

The lesson here is to cover your ass...THEN focus on growth. Not many talk about this but this saved me tons of lost sales when my deli was broken into and we had to operate 2 weeks with no air conditioning. We had backups (fans EVERYWHERE and doors open) and if we hadn't been able to do that stuff..we would've closed for 2 weeks which would've caused us to lose 10-12k in sales.

Cover your you can grow


#backup #shouldve #wow
  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Good advise. None of us is perfect, we all make mistakes.

    I try to backup everything - "do your backups" is one of my little mantras, but I'd put money on there being things I've overlooked. I keep my fingers crossed and do a lot of hoping!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rok Solid
    Good point.

    I've been thinking about signing up for Carbonite to backup my computer and now, after reading this, I think I may need to consider it more seriously.

    Thanks for the reminder

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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal Karim
    Good advice. With so many tools available for backup these days, one really doesn't have an excuse not to back up. If you value your time and work, you should back up your data, period.
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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    **** happens man, i back up up everything at least twice, and when I say everything I mean everything. I had some bad past experiences too .

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