I opened up Dedoose ((my qualitative research software. It is web based and the data are completely stored on their servers)) today to enter the latest data from my research team and discovered that Dedoose crashed last week and they lost everything since March 11. Whoa! It is a good thing that I put everything in Scrivener before I upload it. This has spooked me, though. I am dependent on digital technology and the cloud storage services like Dropbox and Evernote. My WordPress sites back up every day to Dropbox, but what if that goes down? I need to run backups to a thumb drive as well.
Their post about it http://blog.dedoose.com/2014/05/dedooses-black-eye-crash-and-recovery-efforts/