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Affinity Publisher Best Ways to Save and Back Up Documents


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Hello.

I'm asking this question because I was using i cloud to back up my documents and photos on the desk top assuming that they were being stored on my computer as well as in the cloud.

Of course I was wrong and I had all sorts of problems with my Publisher document due to the linked photos being elsewhere.

I downloaded all the linked photos and this leads to my first questions:

1) Are these photos no longer stored in the the cloud?

2) If not is there a way that they can be stored in both places?

3) Does it matter if the document itself is stored on the cloud?

What I'd really like to know is what is an easy way to regularly back up and save the afpub document in case the dreaded word "corrupted" rears its ugly head or the hard drive implodes etc.

Thanks, Charlie.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Charlie Bucket said:

What I'd really like to know is what is an easy way to regularly back up and save the afpub document in case the dreaded word "corrupted" rears its ugly head or the hard drive implodes etc.

The simple answer is to invest in a dedicated backup app

If you are a hobbyist then you probably want to look for a free version

If you are a professional invest in a paid version

Ideally your backup app should be able to save different versions/revisions of your documents. Because if the app just backs up the last version, then if that document was corrupted at the point of saving it then the copy on your backup will also be corrupt.

To prevent fire/theft etc from ruining your life (and backups) your backup should be done to an offsite location (i.e. cloud backup/storage)

For easy access you can also do an additional backup to one of your local drives. Retrieving a backup from that is normally easier/quicker and can be done if your internet goes down for any reason.

Personally, I have 4 different backups for all my files that run every day/night to different locations. Two on-site and two off-site (the cloud). One of those backups is defined as a "continuous backup" which means that every new file I create or when I edit an old file, that change is immediately detected and the file is immediately backed up (to the cloud). My setup is probably overkill but my clients are not the forgiving types  


Bottom line, invest some time in implementing a proper backup routine

 

   

 

 

 

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