Doctors All, Car Crashes, and Insurance

“Since I spend my time working with computers, the great
disaster for me, is loss of data. Catastrophic data loss, as
happens with a disk crash, can mean more than a little
inconvenience. Some businesses that have suffered such a loss,
never recover, for lack of a backup. That’s why companies will
spend countless thousands of dollars protecting their investment in
data with enterprise backup solutions. Backups are insurance, but
without and of the evil self-serving stuff thrown in.

“Those of you running Ubuntu at home, or any of the many
*buntus, can and should protect yourselves as well. It’s not
complicated. You could back your files to the disk on which you are
running your system, and while that will protect you from an
accidentally deleted file,it won’t help if your hardware packs it
in. For that, you need to back up to some kind of external device.
Starting today, and over the next few posts, I’ll cover backup
solutions that you can use.”

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