When my computers were stolen a couple of weeks ago, I was upset for obvious reasons but some salve on the wound was that I believed I had all my files backed up. Turns out I was wrong—I just figured out that I’ve lost about a month and a half’s writing and all of the notes on the revision I’m doing because I haven’t backed up my work since the first week of January. As you can probably imagine, I’m crushed.
So this is the obligatory “I lost all of my computer data and wasn’t properly backed up, for goodness sake back up your files” message. Let me be your warning!