April 2, 2008
I used to be a “real men don’t back up, they learn data recovery” kind of guy. After a few trips through the canyon though, data recovery begins to lose it’s appeal.
Over time I’ve gotten a lot more religious about backups, and have came up with four rules that have to be followed before I feel like my stuff is actually secure:
- Backups have to be automatic
- Recovery needs to be simple
- Some stuff needs to be recoverable from older backups
- Important stuff needs to be backed up off-site