Managing and backing up files across several home computers
March 3, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home?
posted by parudox to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I've accumulated a desktop (Windows XP) and two laptops (Ubuntu and Windows 7), alongside smartphones and such. Conceptually, very little of my digital stuff is computer-specific, but right now it tends to live on individual machines or is copied haphazardly. There's also a few things on Google Drive. I have an external hard drive ostensibly for backups, which I don't use very much probably because I don't have any kind of non-manual backup system set up.
I'd like to set something up to facilitate saner file and media organization and access between my computers, and so I can do regular backups. Bonus points if it also helps with sharing with my partner's computers, and with TV set-top boxes for whenever I get around to figuring out that business.