Developer - Lead Programmer & Designer
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:32 am
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Cars: 1992 Suzuki Cappuccino
A recent story has being going around that the indie developers working on Project Zomboid had there flat broken into, and their 2 laptops stolen. A Reddit post talking about it can be found here. Seeing as many people have been generous enough to preorder, I thought I would make a post detailing what we have in the line of backups, so this should never happen.
From the very beginning of Automation, both Daffy and I lived apart. Myself in Melbourne and Daffy in Canberra. This required setting up a form of version control (we use Subversion). I initially ran the server on a spare computer within my apartment, and both Daffy generally just maintained a copy of the art files, rather than the whole repository. (Being an the artist, this makes sense), but this did not give us the backup security we wanted. So we moved to an externally hosted subversion service.
According to the SVN logs, we transferred to the externally hosted service on the 29th of October 2010. So even if an Asteroid hits Melbourne, Automation will still exist assuming we are in our hollowed out mountain lair.