You know, I have been in the computer industry now for over 35 years and to be honest with you, I have lost gigabytes of data over my career. That is, until about 8 years ago. What changed? I woke up and put together a good backup policy for all of my data.

Considering all of the data we are producing and consuming, as well as the price drops in both memory and disk storage, and the human behavior of not wanting to throw anything away, a solid backup policy is needed for each of us to protect our valuable assets.

Here is some of the stuff that I have which needs to be backed up on a daily basis. I'm sure you will be able to sympathize with some of it:

Well, with all of that said, what do you need to create a truly safe backup policy?