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  1.    14 Mar 2016 #21
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    Fire, flood, thieves, small asteroid... oh heck, there are some situations where backing up is just not enough...Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    14 Mar 2016 #22
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    I guess if you expect the doomsday, you should save backups in a bunker.
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  3.    14 Mar 2016 #23
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't understand that emphasis on backups at a different location. If your house burns down you have bigger things to worry about than some files. And how often does that happen. I have seen that last time in 1943/44 when the friendly US Air force bombarded us.
    All of important documents are scanned in as PDF's and stored off site, along with a local copy. Everything I need for a catastrophic lost is easy to get to, instead of trying to dig through rubble.

    The Air Force did not bomb anyone in 1943 & 1944. That was the Army Air Corps and Marines who flew planes during WWII. The Air Force was not even formed until 1947.
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  4.    14 Mar 2016 #24
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    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I guess if you expect the doomsday, you should save backups in a bunker.
    If doomsday happens, no one would be around afterwards.
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  5.    14 Mar 2016 #25
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    I understand it was not the Air Force but Air Forces. But at the time I did not understand the difference. I was only 7 years old and burning houses and burning people left a lifetime impression.
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  6.    14 Mar 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I don't understand that emphasis on backups at a different location. If your house burns down you have bigger things to worry about than some files. And how often does that happen. I have seen that last time in 1943/44 when the friendly US Air force bombarded us.
    I keep all business records on my computer. I wouldn't be able to survive without them. Also have pictures of kids and grandkids that haven't been printed.

    I always kept a backup in a safe deposit box at the bank. After a major hurricane (lost the roof to my office but not my data) I realized the bank could have been damaged and it took weeks for them to reopen. I could have been out of business for a month! Realized then that I had to get my offsite backup into a different geographical location and moved to a cloud service.
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  7.    14 Mar 2016 #27
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    Hmm, hurricanes. I understand that this can be a problem. But in the Black Forest we never have hurricanes. And I live on a mountain that will never flood.
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  8.    14 Mar 2016 #28
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    As far as my system drive is concerned, I don't have a back up. I like to reconfigure the whole darn thing every so often anyway, so I don't feel the need to back up my OS and other programs.
    Why not make at least one back up of the system ? Especially when one wants to changes things every so often ...?
    I mean, what's the point of having all these important files backed up when all of a sudden you're without a system to continue that work, right ?

    Ever since I've had W10 crash on me a couple of times, admittedly quite some time ago, I just keep a spare drive with the OS on so I can just pop it in when needed.

    Cheers,
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