Since I’m passing on good material from other blogs, here’s another. Legal Geekery has a great post entitled Backup Your Computer Right Now. He recommends SugarSync. If you want a personal service, I’d recommend Mozy or DropBox (which I personally use).
Most law students take all of their notes and compile their outlines on laptop computers. However, it seems few law students bother backing up their data. Without backing up, law students are gambling with all of that irreplaceable data. Some people back their data up using a thumb drive which they then keep in their laptop bag. This is insufficient. If you keep your backup data in the same place as your laptop, they could both get stolen or ruined at the same time. Not backing up your data? You’re playing Russian roulette with your data and most likely your grades. Don’t do it.
We recommend that you do more than just use a digital backup. You should also print out your outlines periodically and yes, USE A SERVICE.
But you don’t need to go out and get your own service. Here at Pepperdine we offer UNLIMITED online storage available anywhere by using your Pepperdine Google Drive. You can access it from google.pepperdine.edu
More info on Google Drive as well as all the Pepperdine Google Services can be found here: http://community.pepperdine.edu/it/tools/storage/googledrive.htm