A mans entire photo archive deleted by flickr…. then recovered!?!

A happy ending to this photo loss nightmare, but I’m still weary of using any online service as a primary or even secondary backup.  I triple save all my stuff, and I suggest that all photographers do the same, but if you want to go online to be safe, stories like this happen.  Moreover, hard drive failures happen.  I love to say to other photographers that store their stuff on one drive: There are two types of hard drives, ones that have failed and ones that are going to fail.  Back up… back up… back up!