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@stolas offsite backups? in this economy?

...WAIT I HAVE 2TB ON MY SCHOOL'S GOOGLE DRIVE I CAN DROP AN ENCRYPTED BACKUP IN THERE

although it'll get deleted when I graduate...

@stolas and in case of crypto have a backup for your brain. It's completely possible to incorrectly remember a passphrase from one day to the next. Learned that the painful way.

@HackyScientress I'd honestly just write it down on paper in this day and age.

@stolas I chose a different strategy but yeah. Problems with paper is the cops could potentially find it.

@stolas solid advice. Also more than one backup media if possible. I’ve literally hade my backup media fail while trying to recover a production failure before. That’s what you call catastrophic failure. Apparently it’s not uncommon, since restores are so intense for hardware.

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