It’s amazing how cheap hard drives have become, I mean dirt cheap – you can practically get 1TB+ for $$. Whipping together a backup system or strategy for any business should be none trivial. Considering corporate and commercial systems that would like rack able backup systems and etc, they can easily put together a 1U/2U or what ever it is with RAID for a couple of grand. Point here is that why are solid businesses that are well funded going out of business because of lack of backups? How in the world did you build a full fledge architecture without a backup?
Not to mention cloud systems such as Amazon S3, you get charged 0.$ per GB, what are they waiting for? Its frustrating! Take JournalSpace for example, they lost everything because of lack of backups and here is a quote from their whack excuse.
Here is what happened: the server which held the journalspace data had two large drives in a RAID configuration. As data is written (such as saving an item to the database), it’s automatically copied to both drives, as a backup mechanism.
RAID? Who said RAID was a backup solution. People please! RAID is for redundancy not a fool prove backup solution. A recent belly under was Magnolia, no backups – absolutely none! My goodness! They are out of business because of lack of backups, now that must be frustrating, I’ll go nuts if that happens to my business that has had some steady growth. How do you stay in business for this long without any backup?
Please everyone backup and backup often, daily, monthly, weekly, do something!!!!