I think now is a good time to tell the story on how I lost 1 years worth of work on a DirectX11 game engine. I started this hobby engine back in 2013 and worked on it on nights and weekends. I was using Subversion at the time for source control and as my only backup. The service I used was called Code Spaces, and was a smaller company, but still popular. In any case, around a year later the servers were hacked. The hackers demanded some large ransom, in Bitcoin, and threatened the owners not to try to regain control. Of course, they didn't pay and tried to get back into their servers. So the hackers followed through and deleted all the servers (which I guess were cluster of VPS systems). However, the server had a backup on AWS. But the owners were dumb and had it linked to the same credentials. So the hackers logged into AWS and deleted all the backups as well. Literally everything was gone. When the owners discovered what had happened, the next day they just made a blog post and said they were closing up shop because it was too bad of a mistake and no one would ever trust them again. I lost 1 years worth of commits. Granted, I still had the current code locally, but I lost all the history if I ever wanted to go back. Since then I have been crazy about backups and using Git. Don't wait for this to happen to you.