I’ve recently found myself talking to a number of individuals and small businesses about their important data, where it “lives”, and where it is (or is not) backed up. I was often reminded of a series I wrote a few years ago for a now-offline corporate blog. After working with their folks, I was received permission to republish it on this site. I’ve left the content largely unchanged, save for a few link updates. It was interesting to re-read the content and compare it to what I would consider an “ideal” strategy today. Aside from a few, relatively small items, that advice from over three years ago still reflected my current backup setup. I’ll post a follow-up in a little while reflecting those changes. In the mean time, jump into your DeLorean and check out the series, starting with Comprehensive Backup – Why You Need More Than An External Drive.