I just recovered from a pretty bad crash using Server 2008 Shadow copy. Ultimatly I didn't lose more than a few hours of work but a loss is a loss.
I've decided to move to version control to prevent this from happening again. What I'm interested in knowing is how does one handle the mysql directory? And how do you handle a development site and a live site (trunk and branch) running at the same time? I assume you wouldn't be able to move a development database to production with the posts being consistently updated.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.