__/ [Dylan Parry] on Tuesday 30 August 2005 13:04 \__
> Using a pointed stick and pebbles, rf scraped:
>>  The first time I lost a disk (many years ago) it caused me about a
>> downtime. I work for myself so I cannot cost this but I guess several
>> thousands of dollars.
> We had a machine die on us in the office last week. Caused a major
> headache as the latest backups hadn't been scheduled until the *day
> after* the machine died. Needless to say, I have implemented a more
> /paranoid/ approach to backups now!
I know what you mean.
You might wish to have a look at the links at the bottom.
> I went and got a a new 250GB USB hard disk, which is now hooked up to
> the file server. I then fitted an extra hard disk to each machine in the
> office, with the understanding that *all* documents are saved on those
> disks and those disks alone - no saving to the C drive etc. Each machine
> in the office then performs an incremental backup of those disks each
> night, which is then copied across the network to the server *and* to
> the USB hard disk attached to it. As a bit of extra paranoia, I will be
> making DVD copies of the most important stuff each week :)
What if the place went on fire? You must also back up your data remotely.
Always. Geographically distant place, that is.