How not to back up

Folks, if your “backups” are in the same location as your primary source of data, they ain’t backups.

This is why I use rsync to ensure that there are multiple copies of my working data: two in my house, one at work, and one on wrecking.org. And why I insist that Erin upload full-size photos to flickr; yes, it takes a while, but it’s worth it.

Erin’s computer died Thursday. I was working on it that morning. I lost no data; in fact I lost no time because I just switched to my Linux box, synched from wrecking.org, and got to work.

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