I neglected wrapping up the migration to the new dreamhost server. To serve my sfmishras.com domain from dreamhost, I had to transfer my DNS hosting from joker.com to dreamhost. A minor disappointment. I had pre-paid joker.com all the way up to 2009. After transferring DNS, I forgot to update my blog URLs. Now that's fixed. All seems to be working.
Backups are working. I split my backups into five sections. The largest of them, music, doesn't change. I'm considering turning that to manual. I added lots of photos from our trip to Carmel, which have been correctly backed up. I'm happy.