Okay let me start this post with a confession. I obsess about backing up my critical files. But the truth is I don't think I do it very well. I have lots of external hard drives, and have tried all sorts of methods to make it easy, but nothing I've tried really seems to take the pain out of what I've learned the hard way is an incredibly necessary chore.
So I want to know what you do. Tell me precisely what tools you use to get the job done, and how regularly you do it, and whether or not you think you've managed to take the pain and time out of the process. I'd also be curious to know if doing it it has saved you from certain disaster. The reader comments line is open.