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#138698 - 07/05/08 02:03 AM Re: Scan and save your photographs [Re: BobS]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: Bucks County PA
Originally Posted By: BobS
I have a garage that is 100 feet from my house. I put backup CDs in a plastic case in it for storage. Itís unlikely that it and the house is going to burn down.


You in a place with a staffed fire company? Because 100' is not at all far for an "exposure" fire - a second fire started by the main fire. We often get outbuildings involved when the main house goes up (and vice versa) especially if it's windy.


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#138703 - 07/05/08 02:55 AM Re: Scan and save your photographs [Re: MartinFocazio]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
Most of my pictures are not important as Iím not a big picture person. I have less then 50 that I consider important enough to back up. I have several hundred megs of Word and MS Access files (my business files and hobby files) that I have copies of. Nothing earth shakingly (sp?) important.

I keep the house copy of 2 CDs in one of my gun safes (I only have just over 800 Megs of things I need backed up and not all that is really important), it said it was fire resistant when I bought the safe in the mid 1980s. I donít know how resistant it is as itís old and I canít remember for how long it will take the heat. The fire resistant (one is resistant, one is not) gun safe is right behind me, its 5-feet from the computer so itís easy to put the CDs in it on the shelve. The copy in the garage is just in a plastic Tupperware case so yes it could burn. With the house and the garage I feel somewhat safe from data loss. Itís just computer files, not life & death things.


I would guess that most people donít backup any computer data. I make my own computers (buy the parts and put them together myself) and always have friends & family call me to look at them when things go wrong with their computers. No one I know backups data.


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#138704 - 07/05/08 03:02 AM Re: Scan and save your photographs [Re: BobS]
BobS Offline
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Loc: Toledo Ohio
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Edited by BobS (07/05/08 03:10 AM)
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#138705 - 07/05/08 03:10 AM Re: Scan and save your photographs [Re: BobS]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
The fire department here is fairly good, my dad was a fireman for 41-years. My brother is a fireman (just got a 20-year pin a few weeks ago) I have seen a lot of burned out homes over the years. I have fire extinguishers on each floor. I also have smoke alarms through the house. My dad would smack me if I did not have them.

I treat fire seriously, if you look at this picture of the Thermette I use to heat water while camping, you will see a collapsible yellow water bucket. Itís full of water just incase the fire were to start to get out of hand. I use it all the time for this when I go camping and have any fire.
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