As I previously said privately -- congratulations.

Kids are wonderful (until they reach teenage years)

At 12:29 PM -0400 8/3/09, Daniel Brown wrote:

    On a different note, thanks to all of the rain we've had here in
the northeast US this year, my basement office flooded while I was
away in the hospital, tending to more important issues.  As a result,
both my development and backup machines were destroyed, including all
of my undelivered work, research projects, et cetera.

I had that happen a few years ago. I had/have a $20k insurance policy on my office computers and data. However, I was very surprised to find that it didn't cover flooding.

Since then I keep a HD backup of everything in a waterproof safe inside a larger fireproof safe located in my garage. There's nothing there but data.

I also keep another HD backup in another waterproof/fireproof safe hidden in my office and yet another dedicated HD backup in my computer to backup my development HD.

I also have DVD backups for every year and have those stored at various locations.

Everything is backed up at least three fold. I am considering online backup and waiting for the cost to go down.

So, the most I will ever lose is the work I did today -- unless I lose my house, garage, and my kids houses -- and if that happens, I have larger problems than data loss.



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