Posted Oct 18, 2012 8:07 UTC (Thu) by ledow (guest, #11753)
Parent article: CIA.vc shuts down
No backup. No sympathy.
Having a horrendous codebase is a problem that will only hurt those people who maintain it. Having no backups hurts every user of the system, and is easily and quickly resolved at zero cost (i.e. primary developer takes the opportunity once a month to run fsarchiver or similar and dump the whole machine image to his personal PC - hey presto, backup! Not enterprise scale but a damn sight better than "we have nothing").