An excellent point, Barbara.  There's the oft-forgotten "fire" option as
well.  Since I no longer have a day job, I take one of my portable hard
drives to a safe-deposit box at a local bank, and switch with the other
portable hard drive once every couple months.  Another option is simply to
put a duplicate drive in your car......unless you park your car in a garage
attached to your (not fire-proff) house.

External hard drives are so cheap today, it's senseless not to have a
duplicate in a safe place.


On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:43 AM, Barbara Gleason <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Just a note to all, here is another thing to think through when deciding
> how and when and where to put backup drives.
> I would highly recommend you have two separate, duplicate backups of some
> nature and hide, store offsite, etc. one of them. Why? One always thinks
> one is backing up to forestall the inevitable hard drive failure, but one
> is also possibly backing up to prevent theft of said backup drives!

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