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backing up plug-ins
Old 27th October 2010
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backing up plug-ins

i just invested some money in plugs and im wondering how you guys back them up in case your computer goes kurplunk.

im assuming you just take the .component and copy it to a drive. but what about license agreements and all... do those stay?

sorry for the maybe obvious question... i couldnt find anything in the search.
Old 27th October 2010
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I do four things:

- Backup all installers with registration on rewritable DVD's. (weekly)
- Backup all installers with registration info on my secondary HD. (weekly)
- Backup my main HD as an image on the secondary HD. (weekly)
- Clone the secondary HD on a different storage HD. (monthly)
Old 27th October 2010
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I keep a folder named "Installers" on my system drive that contains copies of all of the appropriate disk image or .exe files (or whatever else the actual installer is as it's delivered) along with screenshots or .pdf files of any license code or password info I need to authorize any non-iLok plugins.

Since I keep that along with all of the actual plug-ins on my system drive, it gets backed up normally. do regular system backups anyway, right?
Old 27th October 2010
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The Answer is.... Time Machine.

Otherwise, keep your serials in Digital Format together with installers (i.e. on a Memory Stick), and keep the CD together with a Hard copy.
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