I have a similar "system" that depends on old-fashioned hard-drives, but I suspect that only one of the three (four actually, counting the one in the desktop) would fail at any given point.  Our oldest grandchild is now using computers on a regular basis, however, and I do need to investigate ways to restrict his access.

Thanks for the update on using Dropbox though.  I've noticed what I've shared stays in the cloud, and didn't realize the advantages of same.


On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 10:34 PM, Cameron Slayden <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I had that folder synced to my laptop, which was at some point used for a PBS Kids and random deletion binge.  One thing that's nice is that I use multiple computers, and they all have exactly the same working files, so there's no manual transferring or updating necessary.  In addition, when a project is done I stop syncing that folder to my machine, at which point it lives only in the cloud, but I can always re-download and re-access at any time.  If Dropbox ever dies, I'll have to think quickly, however-- probably I'll move everything to another cloud service. Then again, given the lifespan of your average hard drive, I'm more inclined to expect my archives to go kaput (which has happened to me before, even with a RAID system) than Dropbox.  



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