We’ve written before about disaster recovery plans, and whether disaster recovery is even possible when your data is in the cloud. You might think we’d be safe from real disasters here in the Pacific Northwest; the reports we’re seeing today about impending hurricanes and oil rig explosions are all happening far away.

But a little event only a block or two from our office reminded us why we no longer host our websites here in our building, and reinforced our decision to backup data to both local and distant digital drives:

What’s your company’s data backup and recovery plan? How would you deal with losing power – or even losing your physical office – if the fire were on your street?

Sara Prentice Manela