Strong, strong, strong recommendation: make sure you have backups that are going Somewhere Else.
I'm one of the developers of the Slony replication system (http://slony.info
). The web site is hosted by someone from a consulting firm on the other end of the continent from us, and while he's a good guy, we wanted to be careful about not being vulnerable to continuing good graces, because Stuff Happens.
As a result, I run backups of the site (excluding password-related stuff) that gets published to GitHub: <https://github.com/cbbrowne/slony-backups
If you make sure there are offsite backups of this sort (and by the way, I make sure there are dupes in various places, which git pull
makes super-easy!), then this discourages people from even thinking about getting into shenanigans.