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 Post subject: Back up photos
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:53 pm 
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Hi Guys
I would like to know what "system" of back up are you using... external hard drive as I have (LaCie...) or Raid...

Please let me know because now I have to manage about 2/4 Tetra of information
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:22 pm 
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You might like carbonite, it's a web-based backup facility. Unlimited storage and secure. For 55 dollars a year, it's not a lot :)

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Hi
did you use it ?
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I'm considering it. I've heard great things about it from people who I deem unbiased experts. :)

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I would prefer to have also my original file in my office but it's definitely a good second option
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At the moment I'm using USB hard disks as they're pretty cheap, around 1TB size seems best value. Raid will only help protect against disk failure but not accidental deletion or other malware, so it would help to have separate copies.

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Hi
I have 5 external hard drive from 300 g to 1 t and all are packed ;-)
it's cheap but not really pro for a long time, need to find the best for at least 5 T of data

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I know the feeling. I have 4x 1TB USB drives and managing them is going to get increasingly difficult. Even going up to 2TB models don't help enough. Unfortunately for local storage I don't see any other better value alternative. You could use internal drives in a server of some sort but that doesn't change the cost/capacity balance.

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I am checking with BH in New York, I will keep you posted ;-)
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popo wrote:
I know the feeling. I have 4x 1TB USB drives and managing them is going to get increasingly difficult. Even going up to 2TB models don't help enough. Unfortunately for local storage I don't see any other better value alternative. You could use internal drives in a server of some sort but that doesn't change the cost/capacity balance.


How about a Drobo?

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Just looked it up, seems like some glorified NAS box? I'll pass. I'm after bigger/cheaper. I don't think there is anything to beat a USB hard disk in that sense.

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USB harddisks don't do raid 1 (cloning) or 0 (spanning/striping for performance ;)

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Raid 0 is not something you want or need for bulk storage.

Raid 1 I do manually. As mentioned before, I'd prefer my two copies to be physically separate in case one gets hit. Raid 1 wouldn't protect against that.

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look what I got from a different forum, very interesting:

1. After a shoot I back up all images to a portable hard drive or to DVD in the field. This protects the RAW images. (More on this at the bottom)
2. At home, my computer utilizes a RAID 1 (two hard drives that are mirrors of each other) setup to insure against a hard drive failure (double hard drive failures are rare.)
3. To insure against a software failure or Virus attack. Once a week I back up to an external hard drive, only after running a virus scan. adware/spybot scans. Very important point as you don't want to backup the virus. I hope to upgrade to a four bay external hard drive soon which will run a hybrid RAID 01 setup (faster speed but still mirrored, not to be confused with RAID 10)
4. All final images (and my important documents) are copied to DVD's for long term storage. These DVD's contain the base images from the shoot and final non--flattened TIFFs after post production. They are then shipped to my Mother's house which is in a seperate city from me. This is done to protect against fire, flood, theft. coffee. Safe Deposit boxes work for this or even storing copies at work. The key here is Off-site

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4. All final images (and my important documents) are copied to DVD's for long term storage. These DVD's contain the base images from the shoot and final non--flattened TIFFs after post production. They are then shipped to my Mother's house which is in a seperate city from me. This is done to protect against fire, flood, theft. coffee. Safe Deposit boxes work for this or even storing copies at work. The key here is Off-site


This is all I do.

The thumbnails are stored on my computer and I know where to find the images when I need them. I haven't really started shooting raw, and I edit out the chaff and try and keep only the best/most memorable images to keep the space down a bit.

The storing off-site is a critical step few people bother with. I make 2 back-ups of each DVD and send one to my sister-in-law's.

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