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Data Management

One of my main interests is in figuring out the optimal way to manage all aspects of personal digital data. My end goal is to write a ‘best practices’ guide for users with varying degrees of technical knowledge, but for now this page will be a work-in-progress as I gradually fill-in the pieces.

A (mostly) exhaustive list of the data I’m considering:

  • Home Photos
  • Home Videos
  • Ripped/Downloaded Movies
  • Ripped/Downloaded Music
  • Personal Documents (emails, tax returns, chatlogs, scanned receipts, bills, etc)
  • Downloaded applications/games etc (E.g. through services like Steam)

Factors to consider for the above data:

  • Primary storage (where it can be easily accessible by multiple users, both local and remote)
  • Backup (both local and offsite)
  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Easily searchable
  • Cross-platform accessibility
  • Storing cloud data locally