Another great story about WHS backup saving the day, this time, it’s from Mike Frank’s blog post titled “WHS Eases My Suffering:“
Essentially a person (or a couple people) broke into my house, rifled through everything, and took as much as they could carry (so it seems). The item taken of interest here is my main desktop. This was the machine I used daily for everything from playing games to doing my home finances to research for work. My lifeline at home. One thing they didn’t take was the ugly looking machine in the closet which is, you guessed it, my WHS. There is an advantage to building your WHS as a Frankenstein looking machine: it’s ugly enough thieves don’t want it. What this means is that even though my desktop hardware is gone I haven’t lost any data. The machine was backing itself up the the WHS daily. In a time of stress this was a nice piece of the puzzle I just didn’t have to worry about.