Did you hear the one about the author who ran into the ferociously burning building to grab his laptop with two unbacked up novels on it?
I think that all authors heard that news this week, and have seen the video footage, and are talking about it. We are all shaking our heads about it.
A novel, or a music script, is so easy to back up in multiple places.
I could imagine risking one's life, and the life of the emergency service officers, you may endanger, to save a living creature, or maybe risk your life, but never another's to save a rare and irreplaceable fine musical instrument or original work of art.
But, to take such a risk for something that could have been emailed to yourself or backed up into a cloud service, or two, isn't worth worth it. Possessions can be replaced. Musical instruments can be reordered during guitar center westheimer hours. But, computerised information is just so easily backed up.
I'm backing most of my photo images up by publishing them across a variety of blogs.
That's fun too. Readers love seeing art and travel photos.
Never trust valuable files to only one back up source, it is best to have a few such sources,
I do need to organise some more sophisticated saving of my computer contents and clean out some heavy files from my computer storage. That might be next week's job.
Where do you save your computer files?
I use iCloud, email, blogs, Dropbox, disk drives and spare computers for back-up storage.