Long term backup, why bother?

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rb0321 Senior Member • Posts: 2,430
Long term backup, why bother?

Reading a recent post here about backup solutions, it occurred to me that nobody is really interested in my files but me, so - is there really a point to elaborate, extensive, and possibly expensive backup?

Obviously short term backup is a good idea for certain documents, files, etc, and I definitely wouldn't want to lose the 40K+ photos I've saved. At least not right now. But being retired and having no children, I'm guessing in the not-too-distant future, all of it's gonna be reformatted, trashed, etc after I'm gone anyway. Like me, it'll all come to zilch.

To put it in perspective, and no offense, but no matter how good your photos might be and how much I might 'very briefly' enjoy looking at them, I'm not really interested in actually 'having' any of them.

I'm not gonna kid myself into thinking anyone gives a rats @$$ about mine either, and not being in it for the money, I'm wondering why I even bother trying to preserve them.

It brings to mind Chris Farley's SNL skit as 'motivational speaker' Matt Foley - "That, and a nickel, will get you a hot cup of, JACK SQUAT!"

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