> > A very good question.  We do backups via an rsync every six 
> hours with
> > the online service iBackup.  You can read about this and 
> other RubyForge
> > sysadmin details here:
> >
> > http://rubyforge.org/docman/view.php/5/11/rubyforge_site_status.html
> 
> This looks nice and affordable - perhaps I should get me such a backup
> service...?

Yup, it's pretty nifty - the rsync thing works quite well.

> Another concern is that the backup account password is stored locally
so if
> the equipment is stolen, you may worstcase also loose your backup if
the
> culprit deletes the data. But then you could have a service with the
> password in-memory only.

Yup, both Rich and I have the backup service password on other machines.

Yours,

Tom