I was just reading about the rumored Disney Insurance Plan for Lost episodes. The timing of this story is interesting, having just spent a big part of my holiday shoring up my backup strategy so that my pictures, movies, music, and text are protected against hard drive crashes and laptop theft.
In short, a good archiving plan is the best insurance of all. We’ve covered this on Mac DevCenter, with articles such as Automated Backups on Tiger Using rsync and Web Apps with Tiger: Backups and Speed. I’ve also written about Apple’s current solution: How to Set Up Backup 3 and Save Your Data.
Yes, I’m all for creative business approaches such as the plan Disney may be offering for Lost viewers. But the best insurance is a well-planned and vigilantly maintained backup strategy.
So, that leads me to wonder… how are you backing up your stuff?