Running backups seems like an obvious thing to do but can easily be forgotten when your busy. This isn’t a big deal at first if you only miss them on the rare occasion but can still be a nightmare if the worse happens. Which i discovered first hand. After having a problem with my RAID array on my web server it forced a recovery which unfortunately was to a backup I had done a while ago. This means I lost a fair amount of data including a lot of blog posts. As you can tell this is the first post I have written in a while partly due to this and mainly due to lack of time. However I have covered a lot recently and endeavour to document it on here.