Scott Hanselman wrote today about family backup plans
and alerted me to MozBackup.
MozBackup can backup all of your crucial Firefox and
Thunderbird files to a single, consolidated PCV file,
saving you the hassle of figuring out where all the
crucial files live on your hard disk.
You still have to back that PCV file up to a CD or an external drive,
but now you have one file to back up instead of several dozen,
scattered across several different, deeply hidden directory trees
with non-obvious names.
Speaking of backup plans, I need a better one for myself.
I regularly do a manual backup of my crucial data
to a rotating set of thumbdrives
and move them by hand between my different computers.
I'm not doing a good job of backing up my photos,
only sporadically backing them up by hand to external USB drives.
I really need:
a centralized server at home, so that all the other computers can do a
network backup to it;
automated backup on a regular basis;
to take some of those backups offline — or better still, offsite;
a private Subversion server on the Internet, so I can keep most of my
crucial files under version control, obviating the need to move them
by hand from computer to computer.