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Mr. ­ Plow
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Jan 09, 2008 18:43 |  #46

1 - Plug in CF card

2 - Use Canon Camera Window to download the files to a external 500GB firewire disk into Y-D-M folders

3 - Use Directory Opus (which also has RAW viewer) to view thumbnails and discard bad photos.

4 - Use Directory Opus sync feature to copy the files to another external 500GB firewire disk

5 - Use Lightroom/Photoshop to make edits and save exports in a sub folder like Y-M-D-JPEG

6 - Use Directory Opus to sync the disks again

7 - At the end of each day do a FTP dump to a disk I have running in my work office

8 - Format CF card


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Jan 10, 2008 16:37 as a reply to  @ Mr. Plow's post |  #47

What brand of DVD's do you use? I've read about the Gold ones, but they are expensive, and I'm not convinced they are any better than regular ones.




  
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Jan 10, 2008 17:33 |  #48

I'm using a DROBO now...


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Jan 10, 2008 17:39 |  #49

Steve Beck wrote in post #4675879 (external link)
I'm using a DROBO now...

I've heard about the DROBO. How is the DROBO different than my Infrant ReadyNAS RAID Server? Is it better?


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Jan 10, 2008 17:44 as a reply to  @ post 4631953 |  #50

I currently use Aperture on a Power Mac G5 with 1.5 TB of internal storage. However, I leaning to make a jump to Lightroom, pending MacWorld announcements.

For backup, I actually have what I do for my workflow, and what I do for my clients. My main backup is a 4TB Infrant ReadyNAS. I also keep a 1TB WD FW800 Pro Edition II external handy as a scratch disk for file migrations/parking.

Aside from what I use on a daily basis, I offer monthly harddrive archival to clients for a fee....kind of like a negative library back in the day. For this, I use regular old USB2.0/FW external drives. Most are 250GB capacity.


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Jan 10, 2008 18:08 |  #51

Taiyo Yuden are the best DVDs around. Still I don't trust DVDs, make sure you have a copy on a hard drive (offsite) as well as on DVD.


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Jan 10, 2008 21:06 |  #52

muscleflex wrote in post #4656470 (external link)
i used to play with mercury when was a kid.

Ah, that explains it.


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Jan 10, 2008 21:09 |  #53

BCurrey wrote in post #4675496 (external link)
What brand of DVD's do you use? I've read about the Gold ones, but they are expensive, and I'm not convinced they are any better than regular ones.

Taiyo Yuden media tends to be the best quality for value. Newegg sells it pretty cheap.


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Jan 10, 2008 21:21 as a reply to  @ chakalakasp's post |  #54

Meritline is also a great source for Taiyo Yuden.


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Jan 11, 2008 05:03 |  #55

I have had an external drive quit working after only 2 months and it's replacement give me read errors that caused me to reformat, so I'd never trust just one drive. I currently have 2 external drives that I back up to separately (don't want to mirror mistakes from 1 drive to the other) and I also use Mozy as my remote online backup site.


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Mar 10, 2008 00:01 |  #56

I wanted to ask you a question on your NAS with the server how are you able to get into your network through your routers security system.

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After a shoot I sort out all the rejects and archive the 'keepers" to a 1TB NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive. It's RAID 5, so I get about 700GB of usable space. It's about 80% full. I keep a copy of the near term stuff on a local 250GB drive in my PC and I also carry a copy the really recent stuff on a 200GB portable USB drive. I'm getting nervous about keeping the archive on one physical server, even if it is RAID, so I'm going to get a couple of 500GB USB drives and an enclosure and make backups of everything on the NAS then store the USB drives off site.

The NAS has a FTP server, so I can access any image I need while at work or on the road.

I use Lightroom to keep track of it all.


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Mar 10, 2008 06:19 |  #57

ItzBitzHair wrote in post #5083110 (external link)
I wanted to ask you a question on your NAS with the server how are you able to get into your network through your routers security system.

It's called "port forwarding" or "virtual server". Essentially, you open a port on your router (for FTP it's typically 21) and tell the router to send any external network traffic on that port to an internal IP address, in this case the NAS.

You then have to configure the NAS to accept FTP connections and put a very strong password on it.

Lastly, you need to know the external IP address of your router. This is the address assigned by your ISP. My router also supports a feature called Dynamic DNS. This is a service that assignes a DNS name to your IP address, and if the IP address changes, it'll update the DNS. So rather than remembering that your external IP address is 67.190.xxx.xxx, you can pick a name, like myFTPserver.mydns.org.

If your router supports it, you shoud be able to read about it in the manual.


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Mar 10, 2008 14:36 |  #58

If your router doesn't support it, check out http://www.dyndns.org (external link) as they offer a free service for doing this.


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Mar 10, 2008 20:10 |  #59

I was using DVD's but that is just way to troublesome.
Then I went to external HDD but offsite is still a bother and costly.

Now I use An external Drive AND mosy.com
Unlimited backup off one PC for 5 bucks a month.
They use Amazon so its as safe as it is going to get along with heavy encryption.


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Mar 13, 2008 08:28 |  #60

davidcrebelxt wrote in post #4649504 (external link)
Add to that the fact that ALL hard-drives will eventually crash (only a matter of time), and that makes digital storage on a single HD even LESS safe than negatives in a shoebox in your closet.

I was just gonna say this, cause its SO true!

I just ran out of space on my HD where i keep the digi photos, and now i have to put another 100€ to a new HD ...but the "shoe box" is still there in the closet and doesnt cost anything. Its not even full yet and there are negatives from 20 years!!!.

I was gonna ask which is the best and safest place to storage your photos, but well, after reading the posts here, there arent any. :rolleyes:




  
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