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Man my best wishes to them, hope they can get those laptops back before damage is done.

A hard way to learn a lesson in offsite backup. I personally keep all of my personal files and work documents on dropbox.
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A hard way to learn a lesson in offsite backup. I personally keep all of my personal files and work documents on dropbox.
Really? Even after all the privacy concerns with them over the past few months?

What made you decide to stick with them?
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Really? Even after all the privacy concerns with them over the past few months?

What made you decide to stick with them?
I don't keep anything on it that would compromise myself or anyone else, simply a backup for all files I create or will deem important to hold on to.

I actually haven't heard about the privacy concerns though, thanks for bringing that to my attention, I'll look into that. I have a good amount of storage on Zumodrive if dropbox isn't the way to go anymore.
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Sucks they got robbed: should of kept off site backups.
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The guy is mad at himself for not backing it up externally, nothing says the thief would not have taken that too.
What kind of IT do they teach in OK?

The cost of a cheap VPS or even a remote dedicated box far outweighs the amount of work lost, and far outweighs the impact of your brand name. Compressing source code, encrypting your volume and uploading to a remote site over SFTP/VPN should not take more than a couple of minutes.

Please research risk management.
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Yes the world could explode, and unless we store data on Mars then it is lost. However, keeping all your data in 1 room is very silly. For £5 they could have kept a USB stick at someone else's home. There is no excuse for not doing this.

I'm sorry but it's very well known, documented, tried, tested and proven that you should keep off-site backups of your data. There's not much more I can say other than to read some books on data backup and think about how easily this situation could and should have been avoided.

I shall not comment further on this as the message does not seem to be getting through.
You sir speak the truth. Funny how people argue with you when the simple fact your saying the obvious. NEVER EVER EVER keep ALL your backups in one place if you are making something that is for A) For Sale, or B) Have people backing your project - what ever it may be. Making back ups is one thing, but leaving them all in one place is never a good idea if the data is ultra important.

You can bet your bottom dollar that firms like Blizzard not only have their entire database backed up regularly but they also have their backup spread out over several data centers. They don't want a fire, or other disaster taking out their entire game if ONE center burns to the ground.
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They need to make apps to locate their desktop like you can with a android but that will only probably work if some idiot connects to the internet with someone's stolen computer and you can track it down from another computer or your cellphone. That would be brilliant to catch people who stole them in the first place!
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You know what you call developers who don't backup their code in somewhere other than their house?

Stupid.

Seriously, there are SO MANY free cloud storage options available it is inexcusable for something like this to happen.
    
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Yes shame on them for being robbed. No one would ever steal an external hard drive that maybe in the general vicinity of the computer. USB drives still plugged in the USB ports for Christ's sake. What the hell were they thinking, for not making 5 backups stored in separate safes using hexadecimal passcodes that are 24 characters long.... which could also probably have been physically nicked or broken into with an acetylene torch. They could have stored it on an external server! Which could then have also been stolen...

Don't be a twit. There is no protection from acts of God and acts of other idiots.
No, you're the one being a twit. These aren't photos of their dog that they're storing, this is their business and they have investors and customers. To store your entire data archive on two laptops kept in the same room is just mind boggling.

Hell, I do under $200K per year in business and wouldn't DREAM of not having off-site backups and archives. It costs nothing basically.

I keep a copy of all my current project directories on each render node I own as well...and these are full tower cases without much worry of theft.
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I'm not sure what to make of this. On one hand it sucks and I don't want to kick them while they are down, but I expect this crap out of my Grandmother, not programmers.
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