An anonymous reader writes: I know that most people out there use backup services into the cloud now, offsite, but does anyone out there have good ideas on how to best protect data without it leaving the site? I'm a photographer and shoot 32GB to 64GB in a couple of hours. I've got about 8TB of images over the past decade and just can't imagine paying to host them somewhere offsite. I don't make enough money as it is. Currently I just redundantly back them up to hard drives in different rooms of my house, but that's a total crapshoot — if there's a fire, I'd be out of luck. Does anyone keep a hard disk or NAS inside a fireproof safe? In a bunker in the cellar? In the detatched garage? It's so much data that even doing routine backups bogs the system down for days. I'd love suggestions, especially from gamers or videographers who have TBs they need to back up, on what options there are on a limited budget to maximize protection. Thank you!