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 Post subject: Keeping your photos safe....
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:03 am 
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What have you done to achieve that?

I have a NAS in my network for storing the photos.
You can read more about that in the link, but in very short a NAS is a little box with a few harddisks in it. In my case 2, both of 1.5 TB in size. These disks are exact copies as I am using RAID. This means I only have 1.5, not 3, TB available, but if one of the disks dies I can simply replace it and after a long wait it will again be an exact copy.
Next to that I have an external harddisk onto which the photos are copied as well. Now the smartest thing to do would be to have that disk in a different location, but... I haven't done that yet.
I am rather sure though that my 65.000+ photos are quite safe.

Where are your photos? Are they safe?

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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First load them on the comp
Then back-up on the 1 external harddisc

No so safe as yours but good enough for me

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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On my laptop.......then onto two external HD.........then onto my office comp........think that is more than enough.......and then just for the fun........made an extra dvd for my friend, so if all else go horribly wrong she can give those back to me............ :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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You are obviously shooting jpeg... If I do that? It is something like 800 GB at the moment, that won't even fit on my workmachine. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes I do and my photos are way less nice than any of yours!!......... :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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I exploit a 2TB hard drive, connected via USB to my router, which allows for any PC in my home network to access the photos. Further, I keep a copy of each file on my PC until I have backed up the raw photos onto DVD, so there are always two copies available, albeit not online and instantly accessible.

I have no need to back up any J-Peg pictures to DVD as these can easily be recreated from the raw files if and when required. My prime reason for shooting .jpg is so that I can send pictures via e-mail without having to first convert from raw, especially at the time of the shoot. As such, I shoot raw and small (but fine) jpg, retaining only the raw when storing on the external drive and DVD.

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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:18 pm 
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I have almost the same as you DuQues. Only I haven't set my 2 drives nas to RAID 1,but to JBOD. Because if a disk fails, I still have the photos on the computer(on the internal drive) and some also on an external drive.
And like your said, I still need to store them on a different location... I said it already a couple of times, but haven't done it yet :).



When I'm on a trip, I use two external hard drives. On one I download the photos on and ones in a while(most of the time, after I shot some good pictures) I copy everything from drive 1 to 2 as backup.


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 Post subject: Re: Keeping your photos safe....
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I use a 6TB, 4 bay Synology NAS in a RAID-5 setup to store my files and I archive the original hard drives which I use during my trip.


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