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700 Reasons for backing up your computer.

New article posted: 700 Reasons for backing up your computer.
Panasonic G3/GX8 and some nice Panny lenses.
Posted: 05/22/2013, 15:33:42 PM
You are not paranoid. I am. :-)
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.
Posted: 05/22/2013, 16:06:05 PM
Yah Colette,
you win.
you are more paranoid than I.
Panasonic G3/GX8 and some nice Panny lenses.
Posted: 05/22/2013, 19:09:59 PM
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!
Nikon D70 and nikon 5100
Posted: 05/23/2013, 06:16:16 AM
Funny treatment for such a sad subject! Made me laugh (and then back-up everything to my third redundant site!!!) K-
Posted: 05/23/2013, 07:12:50 AM
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)
Posted: 05/23/2013, 07:19:15 AM
"What about lightning frying the electronics in your house?"

What about lightning frying the electronics in your house during the backup night? ;)
Posted: 05/23/2013, 10:15:45 AM
Well, didn't think of that. lightning while doing backup.
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.

Panasonic G3/GX8 and some nice Panny lenses.
Posted: 05/23/2013, 10:33:00 AM
Wow, thanks for sharing, I need to backup this right moment....
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 05/23/2013, 17:02:14 PM
Funny, and a very good point! I backup, but not as often as I should...I need to make some changes. Thanks for sharing.
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software
Posted: 05/23/2013, 18:11:18 PM
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.
50mm macro, Tamron SP 17-50mm f2.8 Xr DiII, Tamron SP 70-300 f4-5.6 D...
Posted: 05/23/2013, 18:25:35 PM
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.
Entry level digital SLR cameras and lenses.
Posted: 05/25/2013, 08:19:13 AM
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.
Panasonic G3/GX8 and some nice Panny lenses.
Posted: 05/28/2013, 14:38:22 PM