WHAT YOU SHOULD BE BACKING UP:
SAVE THE SETTINGS
BACK UP YOUR LIBRARY
DJ BACKUP 1: THE USB KEYCHAIN DRIVE
DJ BACKUP 2: THE CLOUD (DROPBOX / ICLOUD / BOX.NET / ETC)
Online backup storage has become a cheap solution for hosting a large amount of data in the cloud – with Dropbox and Box.net leading the way in automated local synchronization. One of the best parts about using these solutions is that changes can be automatically synchronized no matter where you are – so set your Traktor collection folder to be synced, import and prepare a bunch of new tracks, and close Traktor, and your changes will all automatically upload to your backup.
DJ BACKUP 3: BOOTABLE BACKUP
Creating a bootable backup is one of the more advanced techniques for backups. With a bootable drive, your complete workstation can be lost and assuming you’ve had a recent backup, you’ll be able to use any computer with hardware compatible with your operating system and boot right back into where you left off – even if the main hard drive in the computer is completely dead!