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700 Reasons for backing up your computer.

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Daddiomanottawa
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Message posted at 05/22/2013, 15:33:42 PM by Daddiomanottawa
New article posted: 700 Reasons for backing up your computer.
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Colette6
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Message posted at 05/22/2013, 16:06:05 PM by Colette6
You are not paranoid. I am. :-)
DON'T LEAVE IMPORTANT STUFF ON ONLY TWO DRIVES!
Backup automatically not only manually AND daily. Control on a regular base if this has been done well.
Store one backup of important data outside your house!
Even when following all these rules you will find out one day that some of your data is lost.


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Daddiomanottawa
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Message posted at 05/22/2013, 19:09:59 PM by Daddiomanottawa
Yah Colette,
you win.
you are more paranoid than I.
lol
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Inyrdreams
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 06:16:16 AM by Inyrdreams
amusing article for a scary situation! yep yep lost a entire hard drive of photos once... did have backed up to dvds back then at least- and mailed to moms! do point out that if this happens Dreamstime can and will send you back ALL the photos you have on their site at least. a nice thing to know!
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 07:12:50 AM by Karenfoleyphotography
Funny treatment for such a sad subject! Made me laugh (and then back-up everything to my third redundant site!!!) K-


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Robbflynn
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 07:19:15 AM by Robbflynn
i myself am using a mirror raid and recommend using such raid array because:
- each bit of information is copied to the 2nd harddrive, automatically. No need to manually verify folder sizes and so on
- there is no need of usb connections, everything is done at hardware level(presuming of course that your hardware is able of dealing with such technologies... but it should, with today's hardware)


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Pglazar
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 10:15:45 AM by Pglazar
"What about lightning frying the electronics in your house?"

What about lightning frying the electronics in your house during the backup night? ;)


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Daddiomanottawa
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 10:33:00 AM by Daddiomanottawa
Well, didn't think of that. lightning while doing backup.
OMG...whadamIgonnadonow?
my paranoia has just taken over again.
i know, i'll put tin foil over the whole house and ground it...that should work, shouldn't it?
Just thought of another one...alien abductions...maybe the tinfoil will help there too????
lol, lol

I guess there could always be something unseen and unexpected messing up the plan.
You have made me think about it though.
I'll just make sure no forecast for lightning on backup nite.
ttfn


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Egomezta
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 17:02:14 PM by Egomezta
Wow, thanks for sharing, I need to backup this right moment....
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Suyerry
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 18:11:18 PM by Suyerry
Funny, and a very good point! I backup, but not as often as I should...I need to make some changes. Thanks for sharing.
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Treb999
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Message posted at 05/23/2013, 18:25:35 PM by Treb999
I don't think you're paranoid. I have four external hard drives, and backup everything. Loosing images forever isn't fun, I lost a drive once and once was enough! I look at backup as an essential part of photography.
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Unteroffizier
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Message posted at 05/25/2013, 08:19:13 AM by Unteroffizier
In the past we have PCI SCSI cards to host multiple drives running on RAID. Later improved SATA interfaces, SATA drives became mainstream and were made very reliable for general purpose applications. I do backup my files to an external drive say like once in a week. But whenever I have some photo shoots or get some important files off my computer, I will back up immediately no matter if its in the middle of the week or not.
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Daddiomanottawa
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Message posted at 05/28/2013, 14:38:22 PM by Daddiomanottawa
Hi Robflyyn,
yes. I'd like raid also, has some other advantages as well.
A tiny bit slower on write but can have faster read speeds and so on.

In my case, most important to me, I wanted a backup that was kept in a separate and different location than in my home. Hence my solution.
Any backup is better than no backup.
For those who don't backup in some kind of manner, no backup will get you one day.
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