After a total meltdown that took them offline for five hours (a long time in the life of a blog), Blogcritics.org’s Eric Olsen offers this warning:
“HERE IS THE LESSON: anything of value on a computer – your home computer, work computer, laptop, servers that host your website, etc etc – must be backed up, ideally independently of the primary computer…It is YOUR responsibility to make sure this happens – lesson learned.”
There follows a list of books and products to help you make your backups, headed by Implementing Backup and Recovery: The Readiness Guide for the Enterprise, written by four guys named David.
Most of you probably don’t host a blog server, but if you have a blog, make your own backups of it periodically, just in case disaster strikes at your blog-host or ISP—unless, of course, you don’t mind losing all your posts.
Denise Wakeman says
Sallie, thanks for this reminder. It never even occured to me to backup my blog since it is hosted by Typepad rather than on my own server. You prompted me to look up how to do that. Thanks!