Backing up your files

Backing up your files is important and I have just started backing up all my RAW files to the cloud after much research I found crashplan to be the best for myself and maybe other photographer may find them the best choice too.

They offer unlimited space.

Can upload from external hard drives and the file will not be deleted if you disconnect the drive from your computer, some backup sites only keep the files for 30 days unless you reconnected the drive. This is the main reason why I went with crashplan.

The cost is the price of a latté a month and knowing my files are (being) saved, so if the unthinkable did happen to my drives at home I could retrieve them.

The big down side is the time its going to take to upload just my raw files about a year!!!

So really need to back up to a second external drive and give to a friend.

Inside a hard drive

Hopefully I will never need to use cashplan but its good to know it's there.

Photo credits: Jason Salmon.

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January 13, 2015

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Yeah, backing up is a really serious issue.
Multiple backups are absolutely essential.
A little more than a year ago one of my La Cie Raid drives got some kind of hardware problem. Intitially i thought that it should´nt be any problem to solve it. After a while i realized that i have missed to back up (to another raid) the last three months... I had to send the drive to France. After a couple of weeks i got a new drive back with the saved files. About five percent of the files where lost!
It took me weeks of evening work to sort everything. A lot of work and a lot of great photos gone - for ever...

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