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Recommended way to keep backups of my programming projects?

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  1. Martin Trundle

    Martin Trundle Newbie

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    As the title.

    I'm getting more and more paranoid the more useful stuff I make. I think they could so easily go poof.
     
  2. UltimateVelocity

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    i personally use google drive, dropbox is also good
     
  3. MoneyIsTheGod

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    Use at least 3 different reliable sources. Not just virtual like google drive but also physical like your personal flash memory card.
     
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    Have you tried out GitHub?
     
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    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    I like drop box. I back everything onto there, everything!

    GitHub is also good.
     
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    First of all don't listen to anyone who isnt a software developer....
    As an experienced developer can tell you that you should be using version control. Then you can have as many backups of your code as you like. Use bitbucket and git. Works with pretty much all languages and IDEs.
     
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    I'm not a software developer. Use bitbucket and git. They're so nice.
     
  9. HoneyHelper

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    I personally use Dropbox for every backup!
     
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    bitbucket and github
     
  11. balma

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    I personally use dropbox & pendrive as backup of projects weekly.
     
  12. neutralhatter

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    Don't just backup your code. You need version control - this will automatically make a backup of your software. either get a server to install it on, or use an online pre-installed service...

    If you ever want to work as a software developer and you tell your employer that you use dropbox for backups, they will show you the door.
     
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    You should already be using version control (Git/SVN etc.), whether it's with a provider (GitHub, GitBucket etc.) or on your own server (GitLab, Gogs, CLI etc.).

    So your backup method would be to use multiple Git remotes.
     
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  14. Martin Trundle

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    Ok cool, I was advised to use this by others re version control. It sounded very complex though I avoided it :). Guess it's time to learn it.
     
  15. nigglesmelb

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    As per many of the above - a private Git repo is best - that way you have offsite backups of everything + version control which makes life a heck of a lot easier.

    Make sure it's a private repo - they're $10 a month on Github.

    There are plenty of graphical front ends for Git if you're scared of using the command line.
     
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    I've been using dropbox as my backup solution for the last 2 years.
    Works great!
    I pay for the 10$/month plan though. I don't know if you can stay below the amount the free plan offers.

    One thing that annoys me though, is the fact that you cannot exclude certain file types from being backed up.
    For instance, whenever I clean my project and recompile it, all the .dll files are getting reuploaded (which sucks).
     
  17. Martin Trundle

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    No no I didn't say I'm scared of the command line. How dare you sir.

    That is like saying to a body builder he's afraid of the gym.

    I love the command line.

    Are there any free alternatives then. I'm not paying a monthly fee for anything like this. I'm an open sourcer baby.
     
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    It doesn't cost anything if you keep your project public.
     
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  19. moneyisthename

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    Github is the way to go =)
     
  20. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    I'd go old school and back it up to a CD, DVD & a USB thumb drive.