He didn't have a backup of his five year thesis? I have backup of all my files, including the porn.
lolpix: Beowoolfie: They look like a good company. But, if you have only one backup, I'd still recommend NOT using a small-business cloud service.I understand your point. But, to put things in perspective, some the world's largest institutions disappeared after the economic collapse of 2008. Being large doesn't necessarily mean a company is more secure. And it's also important to consider that the odds of losing your primary copy and your off-site backup service being shut down simultaneously are remote enough that if you only need to maintain one backup copy, they're probably negligible.
Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: When I worked tech support for a computer company, every 'finals' season I would get at least one call, always from a young woman, whose hard drive had crashed and they lost their critical docs.
AniX: About a month or two again, my friend knocked my external hard drive off the desk and onto the floor. On it was every academic work I had written, every picture I downloaded, every song I have, every half-assed writing project I began.I had to switch to my back-up hard drive, which was about from November. I felt like a complete idiot for having not done backed up for over 3 months. It was inexcusable on my part.This person would be an idiot if the research was only backed up a year ago. This person deserves everything that happens if you don't think "I should save this in another place" once in five years, especially as a grad student. I get nervous when I don't save a file onto my laptop and my hard drive immediately if it is important.
SpikeStrip: [i780.photobucket.com image 226x223]
Nezorf: Back it up!Witnessed the aftermath of a woman who was robbed for her backpack but she fought tooth and nail for a notebook within it.The result was bad.
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