Blogger: Rachel Kent
I’m sure many of you have seen the news of our giant California fire–the Rocky fire. Thankfully, it is about 40 miles away from my home, but I believe that 40 or more homes have been lost to the fire already.
If you were told that you had to evacuate your home, what would you grab (other than your family and pets)? I know I would want to grab my purse, computers, backup hard drive, old photo albums and our file box with important papers.
If you didn’t have time to grab anything, what would you lose? Do you have a backup copy of your manuscripts and important papers emailed to yourself or stored on a cloud device? Have you taken the time to create a backup of your photos and to store it somewhere outside the home? I have a DVD backup of pictures–not recent enough–stored at my parents’ house. I need to remotely back them up again.
What systems do you use to protect your files in case of emergency situations like this fire?
Do you need to do anything to up your protection?
I definitely need to figure out a remote storage solution for backups–I have backup disks in case my computer dies, but only outdated systems for catastrophic events like earthquakes or fires.