Scrivener Backups & Snapshots Strategies Pt. 1

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One subject that should be important to all writers is that of backing up data. I’ve worked in IT for a while and one of our mantras is that you are only as good as your last backup. Even that statement doesn’t encompass it all because you’re last backup may not be good it should be: your last good backup. While Scrivener makes it easy to backup, thinking about a few strategies can help you avoid a headache if your computer crashes or some other event affects your home.

For writing purposes and Scrivener, this is relatively easy to address. There are several ways to backup data, one being backing up your entire project aside from where it currently exists and the other being snapshots that allow you to revert easily back to a prior state. That sounds the same but they are actually different…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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