*Note: This is my rant and at some level a cry for help, for something that has gone from joy to sorrow.*
*Of course I can’t stop anyone from posting their thoughts, but I really don’t appreciate any “Give it all me me!” posts. I’m planning to put in my will that all the drives are to be physically destroyed upon my death and I’m seriously considering putting a Dead Man’s switch to automatically wipe everything upon that event.*
I recently posted in another thread that I liked hoarding just a little more than I dislike it. Well, I’ve come to realize I dislike it more than like.
The turning point began a couple of days ago as I finally got around to finishing moving the last ~5TB of Linux ISOs to my primarily setup. I dragged it out for a couple of months and still have to fastidiously rename most of the files (I’m very particular about organization) and mirror them to my two local backups.
The final straw was having to prepare an additional 2-3TB that I got since I started the transfer project and knowing I’ll have another 2-3TB in a couple of weeks and again, and again, and again. ARRGHHH!
I won’t give details so this doesn’t come across as a humble brag, but I stopped tallying the hardware costs when I realized it would hit 5 figures over the past 5 years. And my personal madness continues as I’m planning on adding an additional 16-18TB x 3 (for two backups) Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
For me it’s truly an addiction and the only way it will end is if something catastrophic happens and I lose everything and hopefully will have the willpower not to begin again.