Several years ago I developed a strong, recurring interest in pursuing the concept of disaster continuity. Continuity is defined by dictionary.com as "the state or quality of being continuous." Not stopping, no interruption of service, no loss of data.
There are companies dedicated to performing as remote back up servers in case a disaster strikes the headquarters where the primary servers are located. Data cannot be lost and there are efforts in public safety and in the business world to ensure that information is backed up. However, how many of us take the time to ensure that there are redundant copies of our critical information saved in another geographic region?
Being forced to start long term work projects all over again would be tragic. I know that I would be devastated to lose that much work. This is a small step, but one that is often overlooked until it is too late your information is lost.