I have been a little obsessive lately about backups. Specifically, my photos like the one you see above of my little one as I do not want to lose them due to some cloud failure.

I had thought about storing them locally, but I really don’t have the time to fiddle with hard drives and backup software and RAID settgings so all the hard drives will go on eBay and I will go all in on the cloud as there are apps for every cloud server that will backup my photos automatically.

I’ve gone a little overboard as I have my photos backed up on Google Photos, Google Drive, Amazon Photos, MEGA, OneDrive and pCloud and IceDrive. I defintely don’t need all these but except for pCloud and Google Drive all the others are free when it comes to storage. I had tried Deego but it looks to spammy for my liking with ads and app downloads all over.

I had thought about setting up a NAS using a raspberry pi or even just buying one, but I don’t have time or inclination to do that any more.

I’ve also realized that I really don’t need my camera gear I have as my phone is good enough. In fact I have yet to take a photo of my daughter with anything but my phone as they are that good in 2019.

In 2037 when she’s 18 and I have thousands and thousands of photos I want to be sure I can get to them all and the cloud seems to be the easiest and safest way.

I guess we will see.

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