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Old habits die hard!

I was the IT director for a company back in the 80s and 90s. Since preserving lots of work from lots of folks was my responsibility, I maintained ten rolling sets of backup tapes. Along with keeping monthly and yearly copies.

I started out buying a 500 MB USB drive cheaply on a Black Friday years ago. Then I kept buying them. When 1 TB drives were the sweet spot, I ended up with two of those to copy all my music, video and stuff.

I also make daily backups via cheap USB flash drives of my Quicken personal finances along with copies of tax and other statements and a master spreadsheet I maintain that contains all manner of important data to me. For those, I keep seven sets.

I guess I suffer a bit of OCD when it comes to important data retention. Better than hoarding gear!


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