One of the most crucial rules of working digitally is to back up your data frequently. Everyone knows that. But times change, businesses change, technology changes, and if you haven’t thought about your backup system, it’s a good idea to do that.
Remember Mozy? Founded in 2005, it quickly became one of the most popular online data backup services. Then it was acquired by EMC. Then EMC was acquired by Dell. Then Carbonite bought Mozy from Dell and shut it down. Drama is great for TV shows, but not so much for the security and reliability of your data backup.
Speaking of Carbonite, did you know they don’t back up 100% of your files? (And if you are using another service…do you know if they do?) The service doesn’t back up video files, or any file over 4GB in size. Other services may store only a few revisions of each file, or discard older files.