I've had a number of people ask about my backup strategy—how I ensure the 6 TB of video project files and a few TB of other files stays intact over time.
Over the past year, since I got more serious about my growing YouTube channel's success, I decided to document and automate as much of my backups as possible, following a 3-2-1 backup plan:
- 3 Copies of all my data
- 2 Copies on different storage media
- 1 Offsite copy
The culmination of that work is this GitHub repository: my-backup-plan.
The first thing I needed to do was take a data inventory—all the files important enough for me to worry about fell into six main categories: