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« on: October 05, 2020, 04:09 »
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Hi,

I am planning to take backup and need feedback...
I am currently using external HDD but I also see there are lot of cloud service available.

What do you guys suggest? is it worth taking subscription or take external hdd backup only?


« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 08:47 »
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It is important that you have triple protection:

-On the one hand, your hard disks must be in Raid (Raid 1 is good if you have two disks, if you have 4 it is advisable to Raid 5 or 6)
-Then you must have an automatic copy in another disk that you have in your own office, this we have in Raid 0 to save costs
-Against that you must have it in the cloud, in case you suffer a theft. You can use Google drive or Amazon, depending on the number of images you have the costs will be higher or lower.

That's how we at Kraken have it, it's a good investment in peace of mind.  ::)

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2020, 09:24 »
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I wrote about my backup plan earlier in the year:

https://backyardsilver.com/backup-plan-for-stock-photographers/

Since then I have modified it by replacing the USB connected backup drive with a proper NAS in the basement which has an updated version (with older versions) of all my files and I plug a USB drive into that from time to time to take a copy of it in case some encryption malware gets into my system. It can't jump to an disconnected drive.

I also have an Amazon prime membership and that gives me unlimited backup for Jpegs and so all my stock images (the jpegs with metadata included) gets uploaded to Amazon prime photo cloud storage as they are created.

Steve

« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 13:36 »
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both  :)

« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 03:52 »
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It is important that you have triple protection:

-On the one hand, your hard disks must be in Raid (Raid 1 is good if you have two disks, if you have 4 it is advisable to Raid 5 or 6)
-Then you must have an automatic copy in another disk that you have in your own office, this we have in Raid 0 to save costs
-Against that you must have it in the cloud, in case you suffer a theft. You can use Google drive or Amazon, depending on the number of images you have the costs will be higher or lower.

That's how we at Kraken have it, it's a good investment in peace of mind.  ::)

What do you mean by raid 0,1, 2 etc?

« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2020, 08:17 »
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Its redundant storage systems. If you have more than one disk you can use Raid. Raid 1 for example is also called mirror. That is, all the information you put into the system is copied to both disks. So if one fails and stops working you have the information on the other disk. Here is a video that explains it better than I do. At Kraken we use RAID 6 for main storage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-OCdTeZLac

« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2020, 08:24 »
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I use both
Cloud is probably more secure
HD is surely faster

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 09:07 »
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Both. Have an 8TB drive I do weekly backups and store in "fireproof" safe. From videos I've seen, fireproof may be more of a marketing term. So I also have automated photo/video backup to Amazon Photos.

« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 18:55 »
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SIMPLE. external hard drive!

« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2020, 11:56 »
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I'm using both.

« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2020, 20:39 »
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Both


 

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