Backup messages should be more like this!

Backup technology has come on a long way in the last 10 years, mostly brought about by the advent of decent broadband and the plethora of backup services.

Now with FTTC (Fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology with its minimum of 10MBit/s upload (in the UK), and the plethora of cloud backup services with massive or unlimited allowances there is now no excuse not to have all of your data backed up.

  • Google Apps for Work - fewer than 5 users get 1TB of storage/user, more than 5 is unlimited.
  • Microsoft Office 365 - unlmited storage in OneDrive
  • Intermedia Sharesync - unlimited storage on the £10 pcm tier.

I found this error in 2008 while dealing with a program called Lightspeed, it's "you have not backed up" message (and confirmation you wish to continue) is possibly the best I have ever seen in the business. I wish more programs were so explicit about it.


Lightspeed Terminal backup now screen