- ADSL lines have terrible upload rates
- Remote backup means we may not have access if the network is down (which does happen quite regularly)
Overall though, I think remote backup is the way to go. I am far, far too lazy to do regular backups to DVD, and definitely too lazy to copy my backup disks every few years in case of media failures. Outsourcing the lot makes a lot of sense to me. I’d probably try and keep a local DVD-based backup as well, but that would be just for convenience rather than the master copy.