Of course you hear of businesses that have been destroyed by fire. From time to time I thought about it, but it never dawned on me that the adjoining business could catch fire and the fire would spread to my business. All my client information from the past 17 years was gone. So too were all of my financial, personnel and inventory records. It was going to take me months to reassemble all the information. While doing so, I ran into a computer consultant who told me I could have avoided all this if I had used a modern, automated backup system. He told me what to look for.