On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 13:54, tedd<tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote: > > 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.
We had just moved my office from the second floor of our house to the basement, which has never had a drop of water in it in the two-plus years we've been here. My office was converted to a nursery for Haileigh. I do have things backed up elsewhere, including multiple redundant off-site backups.... but work I'd done in the last couple of weeks was only backed up locally, and despite the systems being raised above the floor in typical datacenter fashion, the water found its way to one system and waterlogged it, and hit the power strip of the backup and fried the entire unit. I may be able to recover some - perhaps even most - of the data forensically, but the time to do so is neither cost-effective nor prudent. And, as in your situation, I have about $65k in renter's insurance for my computer systems alone, but it does not cover flooding either. I'd be better to file a false claim that it was stolen, or that I accidentally dropped it down the stairs, but insurance fraud wasn't on my to-do list this week. ;-P All in all, the equipment I lost amounts to less than $3,000 --- and if I can reuse the parts from some of the stuff as I believe I can, it'll be limited to a motherboard, some various components, and three hard drives. So the loss of data and work is a pain in the butt, and is semi-catastrophic, but could've been worse. I'm nearly done making my adjustments to the basement office and network now to avoid having it recur. I should've taken the precautions despite the lack of water we've had, but in all honesty, there were other things we were trying to rush along, and this went by the wayside. Once again, live and learn. Your phrase about learning something new every day is applicable here. ;-P -- </Daniel P. Brown> daniel.br...@parasane.net || danbr...@php.net http://www.parasane.net/ || http://www.pilotpig.net/ Check out our great hosting and dedicated server deals at http://twitter.com/pilotpig -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php