All told, I’m always encouraged to read (and participate in) good discussion about proper backups - local, online, and offsite, as the need dictates.
From the small series of blog posts I wrote a few years back…
If there’s one difficult question to ask in Support, it’s: “Do you have current local backups of your DEVONthink databases?” Too often, the answer is, “No” or “I’ve been thinking about starting backups, but I need to restore my data now!” This is a heartbreaking response to hear, and one we want to hear less and less.
And I stand by that statement. It is heartbreaking to hear in those instances where you know that’s the only recourse. So good on ya!