DIY Birding Database

To: "Peter Shute" <>
Subject: DIY Birding Database
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:12:23 +1100
Agree totally - most reputable web hosts are far safer than your own PC -
how many people take regular backups of their PC data - and how many test
those backups and store them "off site"? I personally use my own database
which I back up regularly to an external disk which is kept in a "safe"
place and use a web-based backup service ( for added security -
can thoroughly recommend Mozy to anyone (if you want to use it ask me and I
will refer you then I get more free storage space!)

On 30/12/2007, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> According to
> *********************************
> Storage and Backup
> The Eremaea Birds database is stored on a computer maintained by
> WebCentral, an internet service provider. WebCentral make backup copies of
> the database several times daily.
> You Can Backup Your Own Data
> Eremaea Birds provides an Export option that enables you to download some
> or all of your survey data to your own PC. This data is downloaded as a
> comma-separated value (CSV) file. In this format, your data can be easily
> imported into any database or spreadsheet program either for backup purposes
> or for further processing.
> What Happens To My Data If Eremaea Folds?
> In the event of Eremaea Birds going out of business, you will be given the
> opportunity to obtain a copy of your survey data as a CSV file. In addition,
> the entire database will be archived with the Bird Observers Club of
> Australia to use for wildlife conservation purposes.
> *********************************
> I tested the Export option, and the resulting file looks like it could
> fairly easily be used to import into other programs, and can be read by eye
> if necessary.
> Eremaea would be a pest to use if you didn't have easy internet access,
> but apart from that I figure it's probably safer with them than on my own
> computer.
> Peter Shute
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Carl Clifford 
> Sent:   Sun 30/12/2007 2:35 PM
> To:     Peter Shute
> Cc:     Birding-Aus Aus
> Subject:        Re: [Birding-Aus] DIY Birding Database
> I have thought of using Eremea, but I am a bit reluctant to place all
> my data in a database which I have no control of backing-up off the
> data. Does Eremea have a good back-up of the data held on it off-
> site, or is it possible to back-up your data held on Eremea your self
> for your own archiving?
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