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I'm not sure that it is any sort of backup in reality. OK, the data is
being stored with more redundancy and more reliably, but if the computer is
stolen, the building is blown up, or someone just overwrites the file, that
data is gone with it.
Now, we all know that computers get stolen, or buildings catch fire, or
earthquakes occur, or hardware goes phutt. This is why we all make daily
backups and secure them off-site, and why we all have disaster recovery
plans, don't we? <g>.
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