Starting a Master's Thesis- how should I save?

I will be working on my Thesis at work and on occasion I would like to be able to work on it at home.

Shuld I save and work directly out of my skydrive? Or is there some other way that is less scary (that the whole lot will dissapear)?

Also, has anyone used Mendeley before? How does it work with Scrivener?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

I would save it on your hard drive, email a copy to yourself, rip a copy to CD/DVD and give it to a friend, use a thumb drive, and basically make as many copies as you can in different places. I was a bit…paranoid…when working on my own dissertation. :slight_smile:

In addition, I would compile (ctrl-E) everything and back that up at the end of every work session.

Edit: you will definitely want to read the stickied post about using Scrivener with dropbox. Personally, I’d use it as a backup, but I don’t think I would actually edit my file while stored on any cloud service. Or, rather, make sure you’ve got a backup somewhere first.

The more copies you keep updated and backed up, the better.

My dissertation is written in LaTeX, but I do pretty much what garpu said - copy in dropbox, copy on a thumb drive, and email it to my email account :slight_smile:

For the books I’m writing using Scriviner, I’m letting it autosave to my dropbox folder and then doing a backup every so often to another folder.