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  1.    13 Dec 2015 #41
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Everything I have stored on OneDrive is also stored on two hard drives. One drive is a internal HDD and the other one is a USB HDD drive. I also have copies of the photos I've scanned on cd/dvd. I would never depend on the cloud as my only backup source.
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  2.    13 Dec 2015 #42
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by VBs View Post
    i hope you have at least one copy of your date off site like in another location because if some disaster strikes like fire/earthquake/flood/lightning etc your data may be gone no matter that you had RAID and backups.
    You worry too much. None of that has ever happened during my 78 years.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #43
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Georgia
    Posts : 810
    windows 10 home premium

    I have a Toshiba 4TB Exteria hard drive on both my computers to back up once a week and if I put something important on them in between the weekly back up's
    I do a manual back up
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  4.    13 Dec 2015 #44
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah, subscriptions using a credit card are a problem - mostly because I myself forget to cancel it in time. I prefer to deal with those on a cash basis also. Then they come and poke at my door when it's time to pay again.
    That is why you cancel it the day you start the subscription. You already have the time you bought, canceling the subscription right then will not remove that time. It will merely stop the subscription from renewing.
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  5.    14 Dec 2015 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
    That is why you cancel it the day you start the subscription. You already have the time you bought, canceling the subscription right then will not remove that time. It will merely stop the subscription from renewing.
    Yup, thats what I do...
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  6.    14 Dec 2015 #46
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You worry too much. None of that has ever happened during my 78 years.
    I never say that it will happen to everyone and that is good, I don't go around hoping that everyone has some kind of disaster.
    But you can dismiss that it will never happen to anyone. If you look there is quite lot of examples. If your profile is correct you live in Germany at least you don't have to worry about earthquakes/tsunamis etc because chance to have one over there is very slim close to 0 but not 0. There is lots of natural disasters that don't leave much time to take your data when they come. House fires although doesn't happen to everyone in their lifetimes isn't so uncommon that it will not happen to someone.
    There is never enough preparation for emergency. And I'm not the type that worry too much or is paranoid. My wife insist that i don't worry enough about emergency supplies etc. in case of big earthquake and tsunami like one in 2011 Tohoku. I live like few hundred kilometers from that earthquake's epicenter.
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  7.    14 Dec 2015 #47

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    You worry too much. None of that has ever happened during my 78 years.
    Hi there
    flooding regularly happens in Germany and will continue to get worse !! so even in a sophisticated rich country like Germany you can't guarantee that the servers or your property will be immune to those sort of problems.

    Like any sort of insurance it's risk assessment --depends on how valuable you think your data is and what is the value or effort of protecting it.

    Some things are beyond monetary value and can't be replaced.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    14 Dec 2015 #48
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    The little river that runs thru our town is about 50 meters below my house. I don't think it will get me. Here is a view from my living room window.


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  9.    14 Dec 2015 #49
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 X64

    Thanks Dave,

    just activated it


    Jeff
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  10.    20 Dec 2015 #50
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 599
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    Nice front yard Wolfgang.

    It's simple folks.
    One has to put their own value on their own data of all kinds.
    Then one has to decide what methods to protect that data.
    To me storage is cheap. Years ago 1 TB would cost as much as a car. Today it cost as much as a dinner in a good
    restaurant.
    For me Clouds are foolish.
    First one has to be confident that the Cloud will be there tomorrow. Some Cloud companies have went under.
    Some Cloud companies keep changing the rules.
    If you decide to move from one Cloud company to another Cloud company are you really sure that all your data
    is erase/deleted from the old Cloud company?
    We all have been using Clouds for ever. It's called email which is stored in a Cloud. I do believe most of us know that
    email account get hacked often.
    I really can't think of much that doesn't get hacked once stored on a remote location. I'm thinking of bank accounts, credit card accounts, Paypal accounts, Ebay accounts, Hillary's email and on and on. They all have been hacked.
    Once your date is left in the hands of someone else it is less secure.

    To me my data has less chance of damage or stolen because of floods, fires or a thief than it does being stored in a Cloud.
    One just has to make a informed decision on what methods to use for their data.
    I personally make backups to a external drive and store it in my home.
    If my house burns down I got bigger problems. If a thief breaks in, well I need the target practice.
    If a government agency need to have a look all they have to do is bring fresh coffee and look until they get bored.

    I told you I do thing simple.
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