As a Newsletter Publisher, I receive many questions. One ofthe questions I receive the most, though, is in regards tobacking up your files, specifically, your web site.Backing up your web pages should...
As a Newsletter Publisher, I receive many questions. One of the questions I receive the most, though, is in regards to backing up your files, specifically, your web site.
Backing up your web pages should be no problem. The average web page is 30-40 KB, although I did see one that was actually 700 KB. That is a LARGE page. Too large! However, those will fit on a floppy without any problem.
The problem is your .exe, .pdf, etc. files. These can be and often are larger than what a standard floppy can hold.
There are a number of software programs that can help.
1. Power Archiver:
With a modern easy-to-use interface, PowerArchiver provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. This downloads in a self-extractable .exe format and is shareware. It costs $19.95 to get the registered version. Check it out here: http://www.powerarchiver.com/
WinZip brings the convenience of Windows to the use of Zip files and other compression formats. The optional wizard interface makes zipping and unzipping easier than ever. This downloads in a self-extractable .exe format and is free. A single-User License costs $29.00. Get it here: http://www.winzip.com opthema/
In some cases, you will have a problem installing Ver. 8.1. If you receive an error message similar to the following: "WinZip Self-Extractor unable to create a temporary folder to extract to. etc.", do not give up hope. There appears to be a problem with the newer version. You can download the older version from me. Just click here: http://TheChristianMarketer.com/files/winzip70.exe
The best of the best! Using WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression by consistently making smaller archives than the competition. You can download an evaluation copy or purchase a registered version for $29 http://www.rarsoft.com/
I have only listed three of the best here. To check out many other possibilities go to: http://www.keyscreen.com/ Then click on the File Manager link. You will find many other shareware and freeware applications here as well.
In some instances, none of the above programs will be able to help you. Why? Because some HTML Editors do not create separate files. The HTML code and all files associated with the page are included in one large file. Even after compressing into an archive file (.zip, .rar, .arc, etc.), the file is still too large.
This may help in these cases.
This splits files into pieces so they can be moved onto floppy disks between systems. The program creates a batch file that is easily reassembled on another PC or back on yours. You do not need to have it installed on both machines to transfer files.
You can download File Splitter FREE here: http://TheChristianMarketer.com/files fs_121.zip
It is important that you get into the habit of backing up your files and websites on a regular basis. Just having things stored on your hard drive is not enough. A computer crash or hard drive failure can wipe out everything. I know this from experience. My hard drive failed and could not be restored. Fortunately I had everything backup on CD's or I would have lost years of important files.
Please, don't make this simple mistake!
Backup everything at least once a week. Daily is better. At the absolute minimum, backup your data files daily.
Ronald publishes The Christian Marketer and is the owner of RJDunn Enterprises - Ebooks-4-You. By subscribing to his newsletter, you will receive articles, tips, resources and education that will aid you in both your Christian and Internet Marketing life. To subscribe, go here: http://TheChristianMarketer.com