I’m keeping my write once read never (hopefully) data on Amazon Web Services Glacier offering. All my old psts and archived documents, zipped up, come to 6GB – costing me $0.05 per month. I shall also archive my photographs there.
With any luck I’ll never need it. But if the house burns down I’ll still have access to data I held locally by reaching back into the Amazon cloud.
My data philosophy is:
- If I keep active data in a cloud, I retain a backup copy locally. I hold my active documents in Google Drive, so I use Google Takeout to periodically zip all that data up and download it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Takeout
- All important local data will have a local backup and/or be stored on RAID.
- If I keep active data locally, I’ll periodically archive it into a cloud. Glacier is about as cheap as it comes. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Glacier