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Sir Richard Branson: The night I lost my home in an inferno | The Sunday Times
We’d had the most sophisticated fire equipment and fire alarm system, which had been overhauled about four days before. All of that should have gone off at the start and management should have been there in seconds. But none of the alarm systems went off ...
My office was in the house and I lost everything in it. I’d got a long way into writing my autobiography (which included losing my virginity) and it’s lost. Fifteen years of handwritten notebooks went and photographs and so on.
Running a business, we have a meticulous computer backup system so I’d assumed all that was completely safe. But it turns out the backup was also in the house. Everything filed on the computers there in the past few years is lost, both business-related and personal.

The first rule of backups is OFF SITE. Unbelievable.

This isn't a paid advert but a genuine recommendation.

I use Jungle Disk I costs me pence a month to have all my stuff replicated on Amazon servers hidden in American mountains.

My accounts are done on Kashflow, which also keeps the details safe away from the castle.

If your stuff is only in your house or office, do something about it, today.

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"We’d had the most sophisticated fire equipment and fire alarm system, which had been overhauled about four days before. All of that should have gone off at the start and management should have been there in seconds. But none of the alarm systems went off ..."

Overhaul ? Preventative maintenance ? Prevents it working afterwards, or, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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