Great tip from Merlin Mann on off-site rotation:
Peg your off-site rotation to a date-certain (like how you
probably changed the 9-volt in your smoke alarm for Daylight
Savings Time yesterday). I do my rotations within the first five
days of each new month. So, yes, do automate the creation of
backups, but then also do the physical rotation like you’d pay
your mortgage. On time and without fail.
If there’s a weakness in my own system, it’s that I don’t do this often enough. I like the idea of doing it on the first of the month.
★ Wednesday, 17 March 2010