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Who runs 2 computers and syncs everything so that if there's trouble with one, you're still in business with the other.
Who uses Ghost, and how?
What else - what are the smart and cheap(er) strategies.
I've thought about making one of the drives removable in case of fire. I have some memorabilia going back to 1992, and I've really never had a disaster on my own machines, though my older files are totally disorganized now.
I burn a dvd once a week of the most recent archive.
I did a post in the beginners forum a few months ago with my full instructions on how I set this up.
At home I stagger Drive Images of my OS and Programs, but I make nightly backups of work files. I FTP these backups to a remote server. I also have a removable firewire HDD to which I copy backups to every week or so.
At the office I also use Ghost to do regular backups of my workstation, but there I have a large network where I can deposit backups into servers in different geographic locations.
I think the key is not only to make the backup image, but to get it to a location where that data won't be lost if something serious happens to the machine being backed up. I'm not just talking about HDD failure, but earthquakes (get a lot of them), fire, floods, etc. At least I try to keep my backups in another building, if not another country.
I occasionally backup the most vital files to my USB flash drive, too.
This is run every night at 6am with windows scheduler so always have a recent backup on cdrw.. although the only catastrophe I'm guarding against with this setup is HD failure. This also assumes non dynamic data so just local copies of websites are sufficient(editing directly on the server is just asking for trouble).
I suppose I can toss in a cron job and php script in addition to an ftp server on my home machine to get database dumps from the web server to add to this batch file cdrw burn.
I'd prefer raid5 and offsite backup using rsync in addition to this method, but somewhat expensive. Will probably end up just getting a mirror drive or something so I can backup everything including OS.