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Jolanth Szatmary wrote:If you backup to a different location, for instance a cloud service like Dropbox or iCloud, or to an external hard drive, nothing will be lost should you soak your laptop in Bordeaux (typical death of a writer's laptop). Being paranoid about their work, most writers do both (time machine to an external HD and backup to clould service) quite regularly. Back up to a thump drive is also a good solution, but don't lose that thing at a book fair ...
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am Post
lunk wrote:One way to look at it is to compare with Word.
Most people hit ctrl-S (or click File -> Save) on a regular basis in Word to make sure that they lose as little as possible if the computer freezes. In Scrivener the software does this automatically every time you stop sriting for a few seconds.
Most people save their important Word files under a new name every now and then, like supernovel1.docx, supernovel2.docx, etc. to make sure that if they do some serious error, the whole novel isn’t destroyed. In Scrivener this is done automatically with the backup function.
On top of that you also have the Snapshot function in Scrivener, making it possible to test something and then roll back to the original state.
Using both a cloud service and Time Machine, you should be fairly safe.
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:37 am Post
richardstephens wrote:Can't really relate to your Microsoft reference. I have been an Apple user since the git-go.
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