I keep all of my horse records on my hard drive. Everything that has to do with any horse past or present, and do you think I back my information up? Yeah, no. Incredibly irresponsible on my part especially when I have a stack of blank CD’s sitting right next to me.
Friday I got the dreaded blue screen of death and decided against trying to salvage the laptop. I was outgrowing the computer anyway, but that wasn’t the way I wanted it to end!
Fortunately for me, I had a few moments before everything completely disappeared forever and transferred it all over to a thumb drive. In my defense, I at least have a hard copy of everything but who wants to retype all that information? Lesson learned.
You may be thinking, what does this have to do with horses? A lot. Computers are a great place to keep your horse photos, records, training journals, bookmarks to cool horse sites and anything else you can think of. Have a back up plan for all of your data. I am fortunate that I lost nothing except my computer.
So for those of you who don’t back up your horse files like me, please make sure you save everything. Who wants to lose a picture of a horse you no longer own, training journals, lesson plans, or all your vet and shoeing records? Not me!
So go back up your stuff now and hopefully you never have to experience “The blue screen of death”.