Alright, here it is. I’m completely paranoid about backups. Most people would be comfortable reading an SLA from a company and then sitting back and relaxing. I don’t buy it. I can’t relax about backups because I lost a startup to a lightning bolt in Charlottesville, VA in 1997. I’m totally paranoid about backups, have been ever since. I’ll set the suckers up, I’ll relax for a week or so, but then I’m constantly checking the damn things.
I’m OCD about backups.
Anyway, so here’s the question. I’ve got a bunch of super important crap on S3. Yes, I turned on versioning for all my buckets. I’ve got databases on Heroku and on RDS. Super important stuff… i.e. if I lost it, it would be a very bad day for all involved.
Here’s the question: Should I back it up off of Amazon AWS to another provider? Or, should I just rest easy knowing that S3 promises multi-data center redundancy? Is there a company out there that I can just sign-up for and check a box “Backup all my AWS stuff to an underground salt mine”? That’s what I’m looking for – backups I can forget about.
Most people are relaxing on a Friday night, but no, not me. I’m stewing over backups. That’s the way I roll.