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#1 bowlen

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 09:01 AM

I just wanted to see whether any of your photographers use some sort of online storage to keep all your photos safe and backed up etc.  Something like DropBox, or OneDrive?

 

I've recently signed up for DropBox Pro (1TB of Storage) and have copied all my pics up there as well just in case something ever happened to my photos (even though they're backed up).  Being the one person who takes pics in my family, I've got the entire collection, so I'd never want to lose them! 


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:06 PM

Ive been using Google's Picasa site since almost its inception.  I do take a lot of family photos although I surmise that I don't take as much as you do.  Lately, I also back it up on NAS as well as 2 other external drives and several Cosair 32GB USB flash drives for portability.  Apart from that, I don't know how much more I can back up.   I think these days, its all much of a muchness cloud storage and is rather ubiquitous.  I think you just have to have several different types of storage to truly backup your stuff but as you already know, nothing is ever 100%.


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#3 The Tick

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

I backup to NAS which in turn backs up to USB drives which are taken offsite. My ADSL speed for upload is just shit.

 

I do use dropbox though but not for photos and have used Crashplan before for more "server style" backups.


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#4 bowlen

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:04 PM

I have all my pics up in DropBox, and it's great.  Everything from my phone and tablet is backed up there too.


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#5 basketballfreak6

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 10:55 PM

i've been super slack regarding backup...should really do it

 

atm photos are just on my hdd and on flickr, otherwise would probably just get some external hdd for backup



#6 MandoTiM

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

Backed-up weekly on NAS as well as a separate directory on NAS and a separate Seagate portable hard drive as well  The NAS is a mirrored storage on 2 physical drives.  When home I back up all my photos off my portable onto my desktop which also has a mirror on this data drive.  Thought about using several cloud storage options but fast approaching 1Tb in photos (obviously mostly RAW) I think I've passed the point at which transferring to the cloud is a viable option.  Both NAS systems, one in Europe, are accessible to me via the cloud, though.  I need to do a serious sorting out of the files and delete those I don't need/want, but then I've kept all my historic slides and negatives and a heap of 6x4 prints as well.  Too much of a squirrel and with the price of hard drives who really cares, maybe I should!


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:32 AM

My backup policy has been fairly robust so far, not fast though, currently have 4 (reasonably) up to date backups of my photography on hard drives spread over two continents. 

 

Should be a pretty serious catastrophe that causes me to lose the whole lot, might even be worth taking photos of....


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#8 stadl

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

Primary photo storage is on a RAID5 array of 4x2TB HDD, where photos take up about 1.5TB of that space at this time. At the same time, unless they are just me screwing around with the camera, the photos are also copied to a USB HDD attached to the same machine.

 

Important/favorite photos I would prefer to not lose are subject to duplication on a budget RAID1 NAS locked in a rack in another part of the house - This is probably 30% of shots.

 

Special events and special holiday photos after sorting, the good stuff is copied to a USB HDD and kept in my desk drawer at work.

In some cases I also burn archive grade 100Year DVDs - But that's generally the favorites of the critical stuff - ie, what I have already printed.

 

I'm not shooting enough to need to filter shots within events at the moment - If I decide it's important, the entire directory for that shoot undergoes the same management. But I am getting better at culling worthless shots on the initial import, no need to waste 80MB/shot when it's unusable.


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