Do you know the song “Yesterday”? Then sing along to this computer version.
Yesterday, All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away. Oh I believe in yesterday.
Suddenly, There’s not half the files there used to be,
And there’s a milestone hanging over me. The system crashed so suddenly.
I posted something wrong. What it was I could not say.
Now all my data’s gone and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.
Yesterday, The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay, Now I believe in yesterday.
– Jeff Mills
Been there! Done that!
Now I’m fanatical about backing up..
My recommendation for all you non-computer geeks is get an extra hard drive, plug it into your USB port, and back up every day. You can get free backup software by “asking Google” or visiting www.tucows.com.