The only people who are really concerned about backups are those people who have lost information. Everybody else doesn’t give it a moments thought.
My backup plan consists of:
- offsite CD’s/DVD’s
- small portable hard drives
- this blog.
“What do you mean, this blog?” I hear you ask.
Technical articles/notes/quotations, stuff I refer to when I need them. Such as 24 Screen Capture Utilities.
Why Offsite CD’s/DVD’s???
The house burns down, at least I have something to recover from. If I leave them in the house, they’ll melt.
Small portable hard drives?
Sometimes I need to refer to personal documents at work. So I carry a small portable drive. I’ve found, that if I use a large portable drive, I don’t carry it. A small portable drive is small enough to fit in a bum bag.
“But what if you lose a CD/DVD/Portable drive?”
All encrypted with TrueCrypt.
“What backup drive you use?”
Seagate FreeAgent Go. I was really impressed with the build quality of my last FreeAgent Classic drive.
Update 21st August:
Now that I have opened the FreeAgent Go drive case up, I found the build quality of the FreeAgent Go cheap. And I would not recommend it to you.