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Well, at least you have a 3 bedroom house to store your discs. I live in a one bedroom apartment with 8,077 discs (at last count)! I mean I have discs in the linen and broom closets!
Well, Thomas, I look at it this way. Some people live in a one bedroom; either with or without a single view; whereas in your apartment you have the view of thousands.:thumbs-up-smiley:
 
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I have kept all of my music CD's that I have ripped to a digital format (haven't done this with DVDs or BDs), but for those of you using having a backup as justification, I do hope that you are backing up your data some other way, as well. I have data that's a lot more important to me than my ripped music collection -- digital photos, financial info, etc. Having a proper data backup plan is critically important for anyone who has data he/she cannot afford to lose.
 

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I have kept all of my music CD's that I have ripped to a digital format (haven't done this with DVDs or BDs), but for those of you using having a backup as justification, I do hope that you are backing up your data some other way, as well. I have data that's a lot more important to me than my ripped music collection -- digital photos, financial info, etc. Having a proper data backup plan is critically important for anyone who has data he/she cannot afford to lose.

I use two external hard drives to back up everything, at least once a month. Any suggestions much appreciated.
 

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Since most people at home do not run a fault-tolerant server with a raid 10 array and hot swappable disks, I usually recommend a three-tiered backup plan.

Tier 1 is local backup to an external drive. I actually have two drives: One has two partitions - the first being purely data (music, video, photos, documents) and the other partition is for Apple Time Machine backups. The second external drive is a bare metal image of my MacBook Pro that I create once a month.

Tier 2 is a duplicate set of the above-mentioned external drives that are kept offsite in our safe deposit box at the bank. It’s a five minute drive to the bank so it’s very convenient for me. Whenever I create a new image each month, I take the drives from home and swap them with the drives from the bank.

Tier 3 is cloud backup. I use iCloud for documents and photos. Since we moved last year and actually have good internet now, I’ve been looking into cloud storage services like Backblaze.
 

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I'd like something like this:

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I use two external hard drives to back up everything, at least once a month. Any suggestions much appreciated.
Monthly backups are way too infrequent. You should be backing minimally every day.

I do something similar to what @Clinton McClure describes. I use FBackup to automatically run nightly backups to an attached external drive. I also have a second external portable drive that I leave disconnected, except when I attach it to manually backup my data. My third tier is to a cloud-based service for my off-site backup, which is backing up any data that is added or changed in real time.
 
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My collection is larger than most, smaller than some. I have DVDs and books in almost every room of my house. Some rooms have a fair share of CDs & vinyl, as well. Whatever one wishes to accumulate, keep or discard for our brief go 'round on this mortal coil, I say have at it. We are all here for far too short a period to see or do it "all." If you don't want the clutter, great; then streamline. If you don't mind the "stacks," great; just make sure your space is safe and doesn't cause you stress. I LOVE the photos that have been shared and I appreciate all the differing points of view. Best to all, friends. Stay safe, healthy & happy.
 

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Interesting to see some of the larger collections here. Mine currently sits at 600 or so titles, about half of which are ripped to drives on my HTPC. Since I started collecting UHD titles I've given up on the ripping as it's just more trouble than it's worth.

I may be in the minority but the thought of parting with any of my titles is downright scary. I may never watch them but there's a certain security in knowing I could. I may have issues... :crazy:

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Interesting to see some of the larger collections here. Mine currently sits at 600 or so titles, about half of which are ripped to drives on my HTPC. Since I started collecting UHD titles I've given up on the ripping as it's just more trouble than it's worth.

I may be in the minority but the thought of parting with any of my titles is downright scary. I may never watch them but there's a certain security in knowing I could. I may have issues... :crazy:

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I'm just like you. I love the feeling of having my own library from which I can pull any title at will.
 

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