Version 3 - 5th December 2013
What data is kept on your Computer?
If you use web based 'cloud services' there are still some issues around backups you ought to consider....
"Paranoia and planning for disaster have been two key elements of my working life for over two decades.....
Summary / Recommended Practice
Two of my favourite quotes were from my father.
Hard drives fail, files can get corrupted by malware or accidentally deleted (and the deletion not be noticed for a while). These are not uncommon. Computers can also be stolen and be destroyed in a fire - sure, less likely but a risk that is easily mitigated.
Multiple Rotating BackUps
Verify BackUps Using A Different Computer
BackUp Of Software Installation Media
Define Your Data
Keep Change Logs
Conduct An Actual DR (Disaster Recovery) Test
Keep BackUps OFFSITE
Do You Use Web Based 'Cloud Services'?...