Tommi Space


In the 21st century, storing information storage a major challenge. It is difficult to properly preserve personal data and memories, especially given the privacy and ethical concerns surrounding potential solutions. Although I am not an expert with enough time to devote to these issues, I am still quite interested in them and will share some thoughts here. I still carry the anxiety of two traumatic data losses, which makes everything more difficult, but more important.


  1. Durability: I want to be able to effortlessly access all of my data now as 30 years from now.
  2. Reliability: my storage system has to be absolutely fail-proof (of course, no system is. I need to achieve the best reliability I can afford). I cannot lose any of my data again.
  3. Scalability: the amount of pictures collected and stored by everyone in the world is growing at a tremendously fast pace, my pictures are no exception. I would prefer not to end up stuck in a resources consuming framework which is great with 2TB of pictures, but makes 10TB of pictures unmanageable.
  4. Affordability: I should not spend too much on this. In the end, shooting pictures is not my job.
  5. Sustainability: the solution should have the minimum impact possible on the environment, already plagued by the heavy consumption of resources the tech industry causes.
  6. Accessibility: if possible, I would like to be able to access all of my pictures from anywhere anytime.
  7. Portability: the system I choose must be as bare-bones and simple as possible, so that, if in the future I want to switch to a better one, I can do it as seamlessly as possible.
  8. Replicability”: why should my system work for me only? It would be ideal, by documenting everything, to make my final solution “replicable”, hence available to anyone as a source of inspiration. I am writing these words for this reason.


  • Can I rely on Flickr to Piwigo alone to host all of my JPGs, even my private ones? No
    • is it reliable? How much do I risk of losing my data? Not too much. Not more reliable than any server around the world.
    • is it secure? Are my private pictures somehow server-side encrypted? No encryption. Not the best option to backup pictures
  • Does it make sense to use my Cubbit‘s 4TB for long-term picture storage? It does, as long as some features will be included
  • Should I use portable Hard Disks, as the ones I already have, or internal hard disks to plug to Linuxplosion? None of the two, if the Cubbit solution works

Laptop backup

!No backup


!Using Cubbit DS3, or decentralized object storage

!Personal storage management notes

!Mobile backup checklist