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Whilst rummaging in a tin of important stuff, I found a usb wifi dongle. Popped it into my testing and it picks up the house wifi from the garage...

So, the question is, would the detached garage count as an off-site backup location?

@gairsty not sure if you're joking, but no, does not qualify as off-site. To be called like that it must be in a place safe from a fire / flood / quake / zombie outburst / meteoric impact affecting the main location.

@crappo I hadn't allowed for zombies. In that case it can't be used, as we live next door to a graveyard.

(FYI for once, I wasn't joking)

@gairsty oh my. Being that close to the graveyard, the safety of your off-line data will be the less of your problems if (when) the zombie apocalypse starts.

@gairsty How close is the garage as if the house caught fire would the fire easily jump from house to Garage,

Not sure if that is a good benchmark though.

I guess also if the house got struck by lightning then while the electrics are connected to the main house it would be via a separate connection on the consumer unit thingy.

@zleap it'll probably be fire-safe, but not power-independent. But that could be solved with a wee UPS... :thinking:

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