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Old 12-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #41
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I like the portable drives, but I take it a step further. I have two 500 GB small portable drives. Every month I back up everything I consider important to the drive I keep at my home. Shortly thereafter I proceed to my bank safe deposit box to swap out the drives. It's a poor man's off site storage, but I feel comfort in knowing I have a possibility of recovering should my house be destroyed by fire or hurricane.

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Old 12-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #42
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Do you store one of them offsite or in a fire proof safe? Hard disk failure is my #1 concern. Fire or theft probably rates higher for me than a simultaneous failure of both my laptop and my backup drives. I'm hoping the safe really holds up if there is a fire.


A cloud backup is probably even safer, but I'm not 100% comfortable it won't be compromised.
I don't have a fireproof safe - should probably do that. Thanks for the idea.

I'm not comfortable with cloud storage either.

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