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    Backups

    Simple question please. Do I need to physically unplug my external hard drive after doing backups?
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    I don't do it. I shut down both my external drives, but I don't unplug them.
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    Dave,

    To prevent infection no just turn off as Rui said. Now as to other hazards like Fire & Theft personally I'd say yes and put them straight into a Fire Safe or off to your Safe Deposit box. I'm just sayin'... HTH
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    Thanks gents.
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    have to?
    no

    should you
    yes!!

    and use several of them that you rotate in case one fails or worse
    it gets infected with some really bad scumware or totally encrypted for ransom

    of course if your data has no value then why bother with any of the HDs at all


    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBRenn View Post
    Simple question please. Do I need to physically unplug my external hard drive after doing backups?
    Thanks.

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    +1 !
    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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