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How do you backup your photos?

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#16 jamieakers



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:39

I store my photos on a mirrored RAID array in an HP ProLiant Microserver.  So if a drive fails I have them on the other.  I wouldn't consider this a "backup" but definitely worth mentioning as this can quickly get me back to my photos.


Also cloud backup at www.livedrive.com via the reseller "Fairly Marvellous", www.fmbackup.co.uk.


I looked at several online backup providers but chose this one because it backs up using Volume Shadow Copy so it's done in real-time.  They also do versioning so if I accidentally delete a photo or a folder of photos (or accidentally run a Photoshop batch job against the wrong folder) the original photos are retained.  The other killer feature was unlimited backup, I store a couple terabytes with them and never had any complaints from them.

#17 jerzdawg



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 13:39

Currently have a 2 TB NAS (synology) setup in RAID 1.  I've been considering an online option as well for an additional backup.  Since having my 2 kids 2.5 years ago the volume of pictures has dramatically increased. 

#18 mrk



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:41

Backup the photo drives on to these:




Now has 3 sata drives in there of course and a 240GB SSD and 32GB USB3 stick for convenience :p


Gotta love SATA docks built into cases for hotswap action.


I use FreeFileSync to synchronise internal with external backup disks. Windows system image for OS backup. Can browse the VHD it creates with VHDattach as a drive in Explorer if needed too.