It’s Backup Friday again—time to hook up the external hard drive, (re)write the CDs or DVDs, copy the files onto ZIP, JAZ, or floppy disks, or implement any other backup program you have.
You never know when or how a backup will come in handy. For instance, I realized yesterday that I had not made an archive copy of a client’s website before starting to make changes to the pages (and uploading them). All I had to do was run Ghost Explorer and restore the original files I’d downloaded (saved in last week’s whole-system backup) to a new folder, which I named “client’s website archive”. That way I could compare any changes to the original, or start over at the beginning if something I changed made things worse instead of better.
We all hope never to need our backups, but it’s much better to have them and not need them than the other way around.
More backup ramblings next week,