Sam Wilson's Website

Not a backup

‘It had just vanished’ - the shock when tech fails by Chris Baraniuk:

Her site had been in the hands of cloud hosting provider Gridhost, which shut down in November. Mrs Brown never received notifications about the switch-off because her blog had been set up by a third-party business, which had stopped trading.

And she had no access to the backup for her blog either, since it had also been hosted in the cloud by Gridhost. Days of stress ensued. Many tears flowed.

Yet another reminder that a “backup” that lives in the same place as its source is not a backup!