Notes to self – 004, Keep local backups – The Cloud might dissolve

Keep local backups – The Cloud (aka the web) might dissolve locally

Just now a wiki that was on my list of important resources (the former wiki of the AYE conference) vanished with no clue about it’s future.

It not only sadden’s me because Cool URIs don’t change but also because there was a lot of content even at the simple members pages, that I didn’t bother to make a copy of.

The saddest thing is that it would have been easy for me to make a local copy of the wiki – after all, that is what tools like SiteSucker are for, right?

I just have to use them more often…
Therefore this very serious note to self: Keep local backups!

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Comment to self:
Now the last resort for this case is the Way Back Machine, but that of course doesn’t always have snapshots that include all I want to retrieve.

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