One of the most critical steps that many board owners fail to take is designing and implementing an effective backup strategy. In my opinion, backups cannot be a manual process. They have to be automatic. If they’re not automatic, then they don’t get done… and a backup that isn’t done is worse than no backup at all. At least if you know you’re not doing backups you don’t have anything to complain about.
I lease a dedicated server from a hosting company so I have root access. I do several layers of backups, including an automatic download to a secondary server located in my home office… and storage on a RAID (mirror) device. This all runs during the wee hours of the morning. But what if you don’t have the same choices as me… does that mean you can’t have the same advantages?