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In my past life, I used to write software at IBM for high end RAID
storage systems. The type of systems used by banks and large
corporations to store all their precious data. And knowing what I know about hard disks scares
me and it should scare you. My name's Mark Edmunds, I understand how fragile
the hard disk is in your laptop is.
If you removed the hard disk from your computer, opened it up and
touched one of the platters, or disks, and then put it back together
again; next time you turned your laptop on the arm that sweeps across
the disc to read the data would cut your finger print in half.
So think about your laptop.
Yes that laptop that is thrown about all day, regularly has coffee
spilled in it and is occasionally dropped. That computer which is
storing all your business critical data....... Now I guess you do regular backups?
But what about your websites? Or are you relying on your hosting
service to back it up.......
If you are, you could be leaving yourself wide open to loosing everything.
Most hosting companies do not include backup as part of their service
And at best they may keep just one backup of your site taken within
the last 7 days which almost certainly comes with absolutely no
And even if they do keep one weeks worth of non-guaranteed backup --
what happens if some of your site goes missing the week before....? Or
if you were hacked by a virus which has lain dormant for a month
before showing itself. I've seen too many hours of hard effort lost
through inadequate backups, silly mistakes, malicious hackers
and destructive viruses
So, I personally take full responsibility for backing up all my
websites. I always keep recent and historical copies of them on
difference disks in different locations - plus I use several online
cloud backup systems too. I know that my website's are safe........
But are yours? Below this video is a list of backup services
I recommend you have a look at..... that's of course, if you are
worried about losing all your hard work and effort that's gone into your