The Career Author Podcast: Episode 60 – Nerd Alert! Implementing a Backup System

Would you be prepared if your computer crashed tomorrow and your cloud service went down? It’s a doom and gloom subject, but implementing a backup system is something many authors put off until it’s too late. On this episode, J. shares his time and experience as a systems administrator to help you learn how to implement a backup system and more:

  • How your perspective on publishing a single book will change as your author career grows
  • The importance of building systems and taking a step-by-step approach to creating long term success
  • Why you should publish any books you have taken wide on PublishDrive
  • Why implementing a backup system is an essential step to protecting your career
  • The importance of keeping at least three backups
  • How to automate your backup systems
  • How to keep your backups secure
  • The ultimate goal of your backup system
  • Hardware and software tools to help you implement a quality backup system
  • What you should be prepared to invest in your backup system

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

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4 thoughts on “The Career Author Podcast: Episode 60 – Nerd Alert! Implementing a Backup System”

  1. Really enjoyed this episode (my first!)

    I’ve got most of this covered as i work in it but you nudged me on a few points. I was wondering what software J uses to run the automated backups to other drives as my automation is web based then i manually keep critical files inn sync.


    1. Thanks! And thanks for leaving a comment 😉

      I basically use Windows Backup to schedule but then I also use an old command-line tool (although it has a GUI) called XXCopy to do quick one-click manual backups of certain drives or directories.

      1. Ah! Think I’m going to go the Amanda route, but that keyring usb looks great. I’ll definitely be getting that.

        And I’m now stalking you on three podcasts! 😀

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