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Re: Keeping your photos safe....

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:49 am

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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Re: Keeping your photos safe....

Unread post by Scottm » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:05 pm

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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Re: Keeping your photos safe....

Unread post by Wildlife4ever-Roy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:18 pm

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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Re: Keeping your photos safe....

Unread post by madach » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:58 pm

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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