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« on: June 20, 2017, 13:24 »
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Hi
I bet we all battle with backups, are we doing enough, is it robust enough, is it costing too much? should i do more, etc. You can ALWAYS do more, but you gotta live life as well.

Well finally i have a system that works for me, here it is, whats your system?

macbook pro with 500Gb SSD
After a shoot i transfer the images to my mac, and dont delete the cards for a few days.
I run continuous cloud backup, so they start drip feeding to cloud storage straight away. I have about 35Mb download and 8mb upload speeds)
Ill run a local data (my profile) backup twice (ie once a week, or more frequent if needed), on two separate portable hard drives, so they are a copy of each other (to all intense purposes)
I also run timemachine on a 3rd drive once a month.

When i need space on my mac i delete older shoots, knowing they are stored in three places.
When the portable drives get full, ill park those and get two more and start again.

I've never lost images, but i feel i am as robust as i need to be.

Additionally i have a 256Gb storage card in the side of my mac, great additional (always with me) storage and it doesnt stick out.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 13:33 by BigLeague »


« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 04:39 »
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I keep nothing on my Mac SSD, only the applications and the related files.
 
All other files are on external HDDs.
My photos are on 2 HDDs, exact copy one of the other (I use Data Backup one time a week), the first connected to the Mac the second kept in a safe place.
The files not already backed-up are on the cloud. Once the file are backed-up on the second HDD I delete them from the cloud.

I also use an external HDD to backup the full Mac with TimeMachine once a month.

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 06:52 »
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HI Paul
thanks for adding to the discussion

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 08:06 »
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Funny.
As a video contrubutor to sit and watch your disscusion about backup...
Each second of my FS7 4K footage is ~400mb.
I have over 3,000 clips (avarage 30 second per clip).
All in original MXF + delivery PhotoJPEG.
I must admit I thought I found the solution with Amazon Cloud Drive - $60 per year with unlimited storage.
And a week ago Amazon cancalled it. (At least the "unlimited" part of it...)

Guess i'll keep buying those hard drives for now.

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 09:55 »
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HI Paul
thanks for adding to the discussion

:)
Unfortunately not a lot of people participate to this interesting discussion.

« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 14:05 »
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Funny.
As a video contrubutor to sit and watch your disscusion about backup...
Each second of my FS7 4K footage is ~400mb.
I have over 3,000 clips (avarage 30 second per clip).
All in original MXF + delivery PhotoJPEG.
I must admit I thought I found the solution with Amazon Cloud Drive - $60 per year with unlimited storage.
And a week ago Amazon cancalled it. (At least the "unlimited" part of it...)

Guess i'll keep buying those hard drives for now.

I looked at amazon also, but they add a cavet to the unlimited (in the UK) saying 'no professional photographers' etc


 

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