Chris Gilmer of Web Worker Daily poses an interesting question: “…what happens when disaster strikes?”. I am not sure of the answer. Even at the office when then servers or the network goes down work comes to standstill. Most of the data I manipulate, either via a web or rich client application, is located remotely. I have started thinking about the questions and logistics of working offline and though not perfect I do have a solution at least for data that can move ( e.g. text documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc). At home I have been using a home built network attached storage system (FreeNAS) to synchronize my local data to remote storage. The downside is increased storage requirements and increased network bandwidth but so far it has worked well for me.

Update:  I have decided on using the Amazon S3 service for data backup.

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