How many backups does a person need? I was reading an article on CNET about the life of your external hard drive. I have an external hard drive and it has a lot of pictures and music stored on iTunes, as well as a lot of genealogical data.
I also have things stored on CD's and a Flash Drives. Is that enough. Do I need to print and store things on paper as well? Most of my things can be reproduced but it may take a long time to redownload things from Ancestry and Footnote.
I had stored a lot of emails on my computer only to have the hard drive fail. I had never copied them and now I store them on the ISP site.
What does everyone else do, how do you store your found information. I could make paper copies but will they get pitched after I am gone? How long do CD's last, and how long do Flash Drives last?