I'm pretty meticulous about back ups. I have two 2xTB drives that are live for various work projects and storage. Each is backed up to an identical 2xTB drive once a week give or take based on what I'm working on. The back up drives are idle, not plugged into anything. Surges are not an issue. I've got everything on here, video files, all my family photos, all of my music, a lifetime of collecting music, my family projects like archiving my father's history in the Armed Air Forces in WW2 and his time as a POW (I still have about a foot of letters and documents to scan for that one!), wargame files (anyone on here know who Avalon Hill, SPI, Steve Jackson, et al are?). All this stuff is too important to me to lose because a squirrel chewed through a power line & where I live we lose our power about once a week in summer. There's some sort of junction or transformer about 1/4 a city block from us and we can literally hear it go right before we lose all power in our house.
I'd like to think this is all some elaborate April Fool's joke, whether or not it is someone out there can learn something from the conversation. Back your stuff up and do it in a way that minimizes your opportunity of a "holy bats*** what the hell just happened!?!?!!" incident.