Axel Berger wrote:
> Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV wrote:
> > I now store them in safety deposit box at a local bank.
> Very sensible. My backup drives are outside of any computer and
> unconnected to anything, so they are safe from software and most
> electrical mishaps (barring a direct lighning hit), but they are in
> the same room and only feet away from the working computer.
I have two redundant, networked drives in the basement for data back-up.
But, they are susceptible to the same scenarios as you describe above.
I guess you could consider my web space back-up as well for my photos
The "thumbs" are linked to the original files stored on the web server.
But, that is all for not. When I kick the bucket, the web site gets
wiped and all is lost.
Compared to books, digital data is ephemeral.
> there are many scenarios possible getting at all of them, fire being
> just one. I've felt bad about that for ages but never enough to
> really do something.
> And, to be honest, a standard mass produced OS license, even if not
> at all cheap, is the least of my concerns.