Welp, I just had an 80 GB drive die that had my GS3 installation (and backup registration folder), as well as the last few weeks of a project I was working on. Message from WinXP was "Error writing G:\MF$ - out of memory" or somesuch. Sigh. Then I went into the bathroom to wash my face, and promptly knocked the roll of toilet paper into the toilet. It's been one of those evenings, and I've only had 2 or 3 beers so far. Double sigh.
It's not really that big of a deal as I can re-record the latest bits (a guitar solo comp and possibly a bassline), but this was following a computer that died a few weeks before that, so it's been kinda hectic at my studio lately.
(Though I am wondering if I'll be able to reinstall GS3 without having to obtain a new authorization code, but tonight I feel I should just stop and cut my losses before any other crisis can occur.....)
Anyway it seems kinda over the top to have yet another external drive just for temporary backups each night or whatever. I was thinking DVD-R might be the right way to go... I didn't normally worry about this too much but I've been having quite a few technical problems lately, which does have a way of tossing the proverbial monkey wrench into my creative process.
How do you all handle project backups? Do you make one each day work is done, or maybe once per week? Is it all about massive and redundant drives, or the commitment of tons of non-biodegradable plastic discs?