I have a NAS that I backup all my pictures and documents to. This then backs up to a connected external hard drive. I know, ideally, it would backup to a cloud somewhere, but I haven't done that.
I originally thought I was going to give my old PC away when I got my new one a few years ago.. but then I had a virus issue and the old computer helped me get info and drivers off the internet. so I decided to keep it as a back up, and I have watched for dirt cheap upgrade parts for it (for fun).
Keeping a back up old computer seems logical, but then giving it to somebody that needs A computer also seems logical.
Anybody else do this?
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I use one of my desktop computers for back-up media storage. I keep all my picture files, important docs, etc. stored on there to free up the space in my laptop. But don't worry I'm also backed up in a few other hard drives. No use putting all your eggs in one basket.
What I like about having it as a media computer, is that I can hook it up to the TV and use Google TV to watch video and Netflix. No need for cable.
I've got a desktop and a notebook that aren't hooked up. they're just sitting around with one or two things wrong with them but otherwise functional. I have another notebook that I have as a print and file server, too. I guess I can use any of those if anything goes wrong with my main notebook or desktop. also, it's a good idea to backup your files off-site. maybe use a $30 pogoplug at a friend's or relative's place.
Well I have my work laptop, but no, I do not keep a backup pc. If my computer breaks... I fix it. Simple enough.