Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bruce County, ON
I keep my photo storage simple:
-I set a date every 3 months to back-up all the important photos on all my devices.
-I copy the photos from the last 3 months onto a computer, organize and sort them
-I then back-up the collection of photos on a couple phones, another computer, an old Ipod, a back-up drive stored in my home, and two back-up drives I store out of my home (with relatives).
-as I upgrade my devices/computers/drives, I add all the photos to the new devices
-I've backed up everything from my life, including physical photos and film/videos into digital formats
-I have 8 devices in total, and several older devices that have everything on them - and with them stored in multiple locations, they will not all get destroyed at once.
I also make sure that any special event/life moment is backed up in the same manner soon as it happens. Vacation photos I setup draft emails to store them until I get a chance to back them up when I get home.
I don't trust clouds, or 3rd party storage - best to store things yourself and on your own devices that you control.
It takes a bit of commitment to keep on things every 3 months, but it is worth it. The only photos I have lost were on a phone that was stolen and didn't get backed up for a couple weeks.