All 80GB? Or just what you can't replace?
For me it's my photos. I have quite a few all digital photos that don't exist on paper so that is all of one DVD. A few home videos that I want to pass along are on DVD copies already.
For me it works down to less than 10 DVDs.
Why would I back up the other files?
I use my laptop as my main computer (I need the portability at times, although it's mainly stationed at my desk). I have critical files on it. I just scanned in ALL my old photos (from as far back as the 1930's. I have all my current photos from my digital camera. I just spent some cash to get these old reel to reel tapes of my grandparents put on DVD, which I ripped to my computer. I have all my videos, music, etc. too. I need the best backup solution possible to make sure these last forever. I have about 80gb of stuff.
So far I have thought of...
-Backing everything up to an external hard drive
-Making DVDs every few months and storing them offsite
I also am not sure if I should pay $4.95 a month for unlimited storage with Mozly and back everything up there as well.
Also is there a better solution then DVDs for offsite backup? It would take about 17 DVDs and I would want to burn a new copy every month since DVDs don't last forever and I am really paranoid.
Any suggestions?, it just bugs me right now that I don't have a real backup plan.