A recent post by yet another user whose RAID 5 array failed and due to unautomated backups is now facing a huge bill to recover missing data from a data recovery company that led me to create this thread. Too many companies and IT professionals haven't had this drilled into them enough and as a consequence will face dire situation where they face potential data loss. Ask yourself this question. "Can you afford to lose your data?" Data integrity is of paramount importance. It is vital that if you rely on and need your data for your livelihood that it is adequately backed up and off-site replicated. Here is the holy trinity of data protection, as long as your plan encompasses these basic points, you should be prepared to recover from a critical data loss: Daily reliable backups. Off-site replication. Disaster recovery. If you plan these 3 items then you can be sure of your data integrity and your business workflows will be protected. These can be achieved at nearly any price point. I would hope that by compiling knowledge from Mac Professionals this can become a resource for all professionals to ensure they avoid a huge bill and the ulcers associated with trying to deal with when your RAID arrays fail and are facing data loss of work that you have spent precious time working on. So, for the Mac professionals out there. How do you handle your storage, backups and prepare for disaster recovery?