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If you have photos, or anything really, backed up on CDs or DVDs, it’s only a matter of time until it degrades beyond recovery. My wife put these on a CD in 2006 or so and put them in a fireproof safe. One of the CDs has major corruption and another one was cracked, despite being in a case.

CDs and DVDs are about the least reliable means of backup you can find. At a minimum, get important stuff onto cloud storage. Ideally, also get redundant hard drive backups.

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