Sunday, November 16, 2008

Reasons to take multiple backups

earlier today I was about to leave a friends place, where I had been working on my novel.

Before I left my host caught me and passed my my USB stick, saying you might have forgotten this.  Now in fact I had forgotten it, and thanked them for their thoughtfulness.

What they did not realise was that I had written a thousand or so words and they had not "safely removed" the device.

I suspect the cache was written anyway.

But fortunately I had posted the written content to a blog anyway, so it would be possible to recover if I needed to.

Just one example - there are many - basically one backup leaves you a bit open - you need multiple stratgies and you still hope you never need to call on any of them!