Our previous post focused on the reasons for backing up. This post is a continuation in our backup series and focuses on the proper execution of a backup and recovery.
A computer's hard drive is the most important part of the computer since that is where all the owner's hard work is stored. Yet it is the least reliable part of the computer. Why? Hard drives are mechanical devices with lots of complex moving parts. Any time you combine complexity and moving parts you have a recipe for disaster. Why do we subject ourselves to this obvious danger? Because hard drives are still the most economical way to store all of the gigabytes of data we create.