> I don't think the grandparent was suggesting you not version data, just that it be done using some other mechanism.
mechanism other than a VCS (version control system)? Maybe, like, a hammer, or a shovel? But not a VCS. Definitely not. VCSes are not for versioning data, no, no. Shovels are for that. Dig a hole, snatch your data, mark the place with a rock. And you're done.