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Thread started 05 Aug 2014 (Tuesday) 18:48
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How does everyone safely store their photo collection?

 
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Aug 05, 2014 23:23 |  #16

Charlie wrote in post #17079109 (external link)
NAS at parents house serve dual purpose. Not only is it off site backup, but it can be great content for your parents.

Setup an ftp via NAS firmware on port 21, have a DNS, forward port 9191 to 21(for security reasons), and you've got a semi permanent solution without recurring costs.

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Aug 06, 2014 00:01 |  #17

JM Photos wrote in post #17079111 (external link)
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NAS = Network attached storage
it's a network storage hard drive that acts as it's own mini server.
this is what a nas is: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=-1L_2G6rLI0 (external link)

Once you have a NAS, you setup a remote ftp (file transfer protocol/aka file server) so that you can have remote access to the NAS: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=BCxdGWmrcOM (external link)

Use software like SyncBack to backup from your computer directly to the NAS stored at your parent's house via ftp setup earlier. Presto, off site storage, no or little recurring fees if you decide to setup a dns service to resolve your parent's IP address.


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Aug 06, 2014 00:13 |  #18

Charlie wrote in post #17079172 (external link)
NAS = Network attached storage
it's a network storage hard drive that acts as it's own mini server.
this is what a nas is: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=-1L_2G6rLI0 (external link)

Once you have a NAS, you setup a remote ftp (file transfer protocol/aka file server) so that you can have remote access to the NAS: https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=BCxdGWmrcOM (external link)

Use software like SyncBack to backup from your computer directly to the NAS stored at your parent's house via ftp setup earlier. Presto, off site storage, no or little recurring fees if you decide to setup a dns service to resolve your parent's IP address.

Very interesting! May look into that for the future!


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Aug 06, 2014 00:18 |  #19

My Synology NAS houses my collection which is backed up to an external drive. I am adding a second external drive to the backup process later this week.


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Aug 06, 2014 00:22 |  #20

JM Photos wrote in post #17079189 (external link)
Very interesting! May look into that for the future!

I'm using a super budget system.

DNS323's at my moms, and at my home.

Both have 2TB + 1.5TB drives (got good deals hence the odd size). I think nowadays, people would laugh at my setup, since it's fairly slow comparatively, but if you do backups on a consistent basis, it's a non issue. Been using this setup for YEARS, and it's very reliable, and low energy consumption.

The NAS serves as a media drive as well. I can watch/view content from any pc in my home or my mom's home. If you have multiple PC's a NAS comes in really handy. Centralize your data.


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Aug 06, 2014 11:59 |  #21

NAS 4 x 2TB in Raid5. Separate Backup NAS.


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Aug 07, 2014 15:00 |  #22

Right now I have 2 externals and plan on getting a huge third or getting the two 3TB I got working. My website hosts a bunch of photos as well so it's a good place to keep my selects.


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Aug 07, 2014 17:15 |  #23

Analog, you know, because film...


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Aug 08, 2014 09:59 |  #24

Multiple external hard drives, plus CrashPlan "cloud" backup for offsite. I just had my main external data drive fail last weekend, and was able to recover everything once the replacement drive arrived.


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Aug 08, 2014 10:23 |  #25

TijmenDal wrote in post #17082711 (external link)
Analog, you know, because film...

This could be quite an interesting topic all on it's own. How do you backup your film? Storing at home is risky as anyone who has had their home flood or burn can tell you.

I rarely shoot film anymore but I still have a ton of prints and negatives. On top of that I have inherited from family members boxes of old prints some nearly 100 years old. I have been slowly digitizing and restoring many of the ones with high sentimental value and thus backing up the images that way, but for the rest, if a twister blows down my house, I am screwed.


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Aug 08, 2014 12:42 |  #26

I have three backup destination.

1.) My main system is backed up to windows 2012 Essential server. This includes a system level backup

2.) Addition to 1. my Lightroom catalog and photos are backed up to Freenas NAS server, which also does Lightroom catalog backup (from within Lightroom) on a separate vdev connected using iSCSI

3.) My main system backed up to cloud using Crashplan.


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Aug 08, 2014 12:56 |  #27

Amazon Glacier is 1 penny per month per GB. A 50 gig archive costs 50 cents a month.

Suppose you have an offsite NAS (such as at a family member's house) and you have it mounted and you get a virus like Cryptolocker. Goodbye local copies and NAS offsite copy. Or the NAS gets hit by Synlocker when your mother is googling "pussy cats" and comes across a malware site.

If your offsite copy is somewhere close (bank safe deposit box, nearby family) you could conceivably have a disaster like a hurricane or earth quake hit both you and the copy.

True offsite cloud backup is really cheap insurance. I'm surprised more people aren't using it.


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Aug 08, 2014 14:17 |  #28

saintz wrote in post #17084300 (external link)
Amazon Glacier is 1 penny per month per GB. A 50 gig archive costs 50 cents a month.

Suppose you have an offsite NAS (such as at a family member's house) and you have it mounted and you get a virus like Cryptolocker. Goodbye local copies and NAS offsite copy. Or the NAS gets hit by Synlocker when your mother is googling "pussy cats" and comes across a malware site.

If your offsite copy is somewhere close (bank safe deposit box, nearby family) you could conceivably have a disaster like a hurricane or earth quake hit both you and the copy.

True offsite cloud backup is really cheap insurance. I'm surprised more people aren't using it.

most NAS's run a version of linux; I dont know what cryptolockor or synlocker, and not sure if they can really penatrate linux. A NAS wont just come across a malware site, it's just a box that sits there waiting for commands. It's not like a PC that can get infected.

"True cloud" is just a datacenter, and it can be multiple datacenters. offsite is offsite. Biggest concern is a home burning up. If a natural disaster levels both your home and offsite so bad that the NAS sitting in both cabinets are demolished, you're likely too dead to worry about backups.


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Aug 08, 2014 20:08 |  #29

Drobo with 4x 4TB HDD's. Hopefully add a second setup off site soon.

I really like how easy the Drobo units are to manage and have drive failure redundancy.


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Aug 09, 2014 19:38 |  #30

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Multiple external HDDs, stored at more than one location. All images are on at least 3 separate drives, with at least one stored offsite.

AGREED!


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