I need to assess my file storage system, as it seems like I’ve accumulated several different storage systems, cloud file providers, etc over the past several years and I keep feeling the urge to streamline or re-think my approach. One of the key things I need to be able to feel comfortable with is having full local backups of critical data. This means I shouldn’t be storing my research files in iCloud Drive, as I am currently. At the same time, I can probably trim down the number of working directories and archive some of the older stuff either in a cloud service and/or on a local hard disk archive, which would save some space on my working laptop drive and still fulfill my need to have control of the data. I need to rationalize this before I lose something! For example, I pay for a Backblaze account, but I’m pretty sure things that are only in iCloud Drive are not being backed up to that account.