Backing Up While Away From Home?

Hard Disk Drive

Here's a question for anyone who cares to comment:

How many backups do you keep while you're traveling? And how do you do it? I don't have nearly enough CF cards to hold all my images if I'm on the road for more than a couple days, so I transfer the files to my laptop, then backup those files to a portable hard drive.

I _guess_ this is safe, but, all the same, I'm depending on two hard drives, both of which get plenty of banging around during transit.

Any other strategies? How far do you all go to ensure you have a good backup while you're traveling?

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March 04, 2008

Good ideas all around. I like the thought of burning DVDs. Cheap, reliable, and easy to make multiple copies--and to mail them to yourself for added protection.


March 04, 2008

Mmm I have the same problem. I've actually just been looking at solutions to this and I think that something like the Jobo Giga One Ultra looks like a good gadget. I think there are a couple of other makes on the market but this has a 120gb harddrive and takes most media card types. Maybe I will start saving for one but it is around the same price as a good hard drive.


March 04, 2008

You could always burn CDs or DVDs...


March 03, 2008

I have used everthing from flash drives, cd's, dvd's, and travel storage devices. With the lap top you you can transfer them to many devices. I prefer to keep it to two reliable devices, the more you play with a file the more quality you lost.
Happy travels