Backups should always come in 3 delicious flavours.
- Your local working copy.
- Your local backup (external drive, NAS device, etc)
- Your "OMG the building is on fire" remote backups. Preferably on another continent.
My backup system includes at a minimum 1 local copy, 1 external drive (Time Machine) & 1 remote via Backblaze. Current projects might have additional levels as they get committed to a Github repository or gzipped and added to my Dropbox folder. So that is a minimum of 3 & a maximum of 5 different backup locations.
And who knows how many disks Backblaze, Github or Dropbox mirror the files on or how many additional backup locations these services have.
You may make one copy of the Assets solely for backup or archival purposes or transfer the Assets to a single hard drive, provided that you keep the original and accompanying documentation in your possession; — Pictos License
Huh!? 1 copy. Are they serious? So I am not allowed to follow proper backup procedures because the license says so. Hell I can’t even backup onto a machine running RAID 1!
I can understand trying to block people from sharing it and claiming that the torrent is just a massive fault redundant backup system ;) But surely there must be a sane way of wording the license without stopping people from performing proper backups?
I’ve tweeted @drewwilson about it and will update this post if/when he replies.