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For personal stuff, I have no backup/recovery plan. When I get a new system every 5-6 years, the personal stuff gets copied to an external drive for transfer so a worst case scenario of an unrecoverable drive failure after the first year would be irritating but not devastating.

Perhaps this is being naïve, but I have a lot more faith in the hardware these days, specifically SSDs. The only spinners still in use here are external USB drives. I just recently replaced the first 64GB SSD I bought for a server back in 2011...not because it failed.

Professionally, I have a pretty simple backup system using a server and a laptop. All important work related files are kept in shared folders on the server. These shares are mapped on the laptop with the 'available offline' option. At least once a week, the laptop synchs up any changes. If I need to use the laptop away from the office, all my files/projects are there and will update the server on the next synch.

This method absolutely saved my bacon about 3 years ago when the server's data drive failed. Even though I was able to recover all my development files, docs, etc. I soon realized that most of the sql databases being hosted on that server were lost...the log files and backups were on the failed data drive. In all, I lost a few months of customer support tickets which had to be re-entered. D'Oh! | :doh:

That experience led me to create a nice little sql backup utility that runs a nightly or weekly backup storing/rotating copies on two different local drives as well as sending a copy to a remote ftp location. I won't be fooled again! It also has the benefit that if I'm working remotely, I or my colleague can get last night's backup from anywhere. Disasters should always be a learning experience...best when learned from others! Smile | :)
"Go forth into the source" - Neal Morse

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