Chapter 13. Backup and Restore
You can get almost anyone you ask to agree that backups are a good idea. You can also pretty much guarantee that many people don't back up as often as they should. While I won't name names, I've known a number of people over the years who, despite touting the benefits of regular backups, treat their important data as shown on the next page.
Backups are done “occasionally” or “very occasionally.”
Backups are not verified. (“They must be okay, right?”)
Backups are not labeled. (“What did I back up and when?”)
A backup is put on a single floppy diskette that is used over and over.
A backup is put on a single tape that is used over and over.
Backups are saved to another directory on the same disk.
The single disk entry in that ...