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In theory, theory and practice are the same thing; in practice, they're not.
That old saw applies perfectly to data backups. In theory, backing up data is an important part of everyday computing life. After all, we know that our data is valuable to the point of irreplaceability, and we know that there's no shortage of ways that a hard disk can crash: power surges, rogue applications, virus programs, or just simple wear and tear. In practice, however, backing up our data always seems to be one of those chores we'll ...