With the recent hurricanes in the US it reminded me that most of us live somewhere that could be hit by a natural or human caused disaster. Many of us have 1000s, and 10s of thousands of images, what happens if…??
Personally I store mine on two 5 terabyte portable drives as well as in two cloud backup systems. My two portable drives can be ripped off the computer pretty quickly if I have to leave the house because of a more local disaster, such as a flood or fire.
But there may not be time in a more general disaster, for here, earthquake or something with no real warning. This is why I back up consistently with a off site backup company. I use a company called Carbonate that constantly backup files as they change. I’m not necessarily recommending this company but something like it that backup with no real interaction from you after it’s set up.
Anyway, something to think of, there are many cloud based backups and file storage out there, maybe just
save your RAW files, or Finished files. You can also spread your files around a lot of companies offer free 5gb or more storage. Microsoft, Apple and some computer manufactures offer some space for free, as well as cloud based storage company like Drop Box. For finished files you can always use Flickr as a storage site, and not share any of them.