8.3 years ago by
I often see questions asked that place artificial barriers, necessitating a particular response, however I am a firm believer in a multifaceted approach and I can't see what stops us from choosing all of the above?
Perhaps it might be considered overkill, but I like to be safe rather than sorry. On my home/work machine I have a script running that tarball's my work weekly and uploads to my network storage drive. I also have a backup utility doing a minimalistic backup on a daily basis. I use DropBox, svn, git and mercurial too, all of which (the respective data directories) are included in the tarballs. I also have automated backups running on my electronic lab notebooks and other services. You can't accuse me of being lax with backups.
So, I don't see why content can't be managed by site administrators, distributed between moderators and released to the community as MySQL dumps via BioTorrents or some other system? I'd like an, all of the above option for my vote please ;)