Double-backup Luggage in Airplanes

How to travel with laptop in both your main and your hand luggage? How to protect your sensitive data? Be prepared to work and maintain productivity even when something goes wrong.
Question: How do you prepare yourself before long flight? What are your tips and tricks for efficient and productive traveling?

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (show,travel)

Chris Shaul
May 28, 2010 14:43
Hi Michael, I simply use Dropbox for my backup. Then if I lose my computer, I can go to any other computer and access my data. Does require an Internet connection, but that usually isn't a problem. Thanks for the videos. Chris
Mark Cox
Jun 5, 2010 03:56
If following this tip make sure your backup hard drive has full disk encryption (I don't know about macs but this is easy with Linux and can still remain bootable and usable), otherwise you are doubling the risk of someone getting access to your data.
Michael Sliwinski
Jun 18, 2010 14:15
Chris - I use Dropbox, too. It's a great tip. Mark, I use my disk on my mac unencrypted but later when I log in I mount an encrypted Truecrypt disk where I have all my docs and mail and browser profiles. Thanks for your comments guys!
alecthegeek
Jun 30, 2010 07:49
I posted a few tips of my tips at http://alecthegeek.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/top-tip-long-flights-across-the-pacific/
alecthegeek
Jun 30, 2010 08:54
(sorry, just have had this as well) My tips on packing a laptop http://alecthegeek.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/packing-your-laptop-for-travel-and-working-on-the-road/
Michael Sliwinski
Aug 11, 2010 05:31
Alec, thanks for great comments and resources, just headed over to your blog to read more! Keep it up! Maybe you'd be interested in writing for the Productive Magazine? Let me know!