Old habit: I've been making a complete mess of backing up any of the work I've been doing for many years. I generally start with file1.ver1, then as I progress file1.ver2 ... file1.final. Except - I store on more than one USB drive, in My Documents, on another partition. I'll usually keep the final draft in the main folder and keep the drafts in a Folder "Old files" or something to that effect.
Its for this reason that I've been looking using a Versioning software. I occasionally program, but most of my work are in Excel and LaTex format.
I do use backup software and a folder syncing software. My main problem is that my working documents and backups of, are all over the place. Does anyone have a sensible and practical organization system? I do burn DVDs from time to time, but I don't trust the them much. My backups are also on my HDD and a few flash drives. I'm also using PAR2 files incase there's some corruption - save me a few times with a bad DVD.
And if versioning, based on my use, would be a good idea - what is a good program. I've looked into some options Bazaar seems like a good one in that it seems simple to use.
I'm not against the idea of using an Online service. At best there's probably 200 MB of data I need truly backed up redundantly.