| ||Ask HN: What's your approach to personal data archiving and backups?|
32 points by monroewalker 9 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 31 comments |
|I'm currently just relying on cloud services to backup data but I'm thinking it's time to start using some offline solution both to avoid the risk of account lockout and to avoid having to trust third parties with sensitive data.|
I often see comments on HN which favor self-hosting and personal data management over use of cloud services, so I'm curious what approach people here take.
I've only just started doing the research for this, but my plan so far is just to buy a couple high capacity hard disk drives which would be mirrors of each other. Occasionally I'd copy files over from my computer to one of the drives and occasionally I'd mirror the data on one drive to the other. Also wondering if I should just re-use some existing 2.5" drives I have from old laptops or if it's more prudent to purchase a new drive that might be manufactured with long-term durability / stability in mind.
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