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Mike Fox

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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2017, 11:22:58 PM »
My personal computer is about 8 years old. Much, much, much faster that the museum Dell. Even running the Giftworks program there is a huge difference.

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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
I have solved the problem I was having, getting the software installed and running on my laptop. And used it successfully several times.
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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2017, 10:51:10 AM »
So far this month, we have gained 7 new members, and one member has upgraded to a Life membership. Of those 7, 2 are life members. Most of these came through the gift shop, so these were a direct result of a visit. 

Other news, running a total in my head, we have surpassed $50,000 on the fund drive. I won't know until tonight when I can hopefully finish entering the last of the donations for this week,  run a report, and verify that against all those donation slips.
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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2017, 04:15:36 PM »
I second the warnings about a laptop's short life span. I lost a considerable amount of work and pictures on a 5 y/o Dell laptop when the hard drive just died. No warning, hiccups, or anything. Just stopped.
Estimated cost to maybe recover the data was $300 and up.
IMHO anything important or irreplaceable should be backed up even if only on a thumb drive. Ed or James could suggest an automatic back up program. As far as I can tell the Windows backup is a file structure that isn't very useful.
Desktop PC's tend to be much faster and more reliable simply because the guts don't have to be compromised by being small and low power. Dust and pet hair is their downfall, however, since many get placed on the floor.
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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
I now back up externally. Especially the membership stuff..
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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2017, 06:31:06 PM »
Membership database & program will soon be going to cloud.

I try to weekly back up my day-to-day Quickbooks to the Museum laptop.  I thought I was also backing up files on a regular basis, but when I went to look for something from last year on the Museum laptop, I found the most recent files were 2014  >:(

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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2017, 01:52:37 AM »
Cloud is good!  We could buy external backup drives (they are now very cheap), but cloud is even better.

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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2017, 01:24:00 PM »
Cloud is good!  We could buy external backup drives (they are now very cheap), but cloud is even better.
Backing up to the cloud and an external drive is the best scheme. There are programs that will do both on a schedule or whenever the computer is idle.

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Re: Membership Update
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
Totally agree.  Backup redundancy is the best way to go.  If we were to get a backup hard drive, how would we use it?  I guess part of the question is how many different computers contain key parts of WW&F admin systems?