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Aug 30, 2009 18:43 |  #1

Forgive me if this is not the correct forum. I have a bunch of photos on my computers. Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas for storing them? so that I can protect them from loss/crash?


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Aug 30, 2009 19:06 |  #2

I am looking at online storage such as a smugmug account. Fairly cheap, unlimited storage for main photo file types and that way if your computer/harddrives go up in flames your still covered. Not to mention a cool interface for sharing.

http://www.smugmug.com (external link)


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Aug 30, 2009 19:09 |  #3

Have a Flickr and Photobucket account. Noticed in the Flickr Terms of Use, it looks like they have the right to access/use the photos I post. Am I correct or did I read it incorrectly?


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Aug 30, 2009 21:39 |  #4

External hard drive, kept in another location. Online as well, Jungledisk/S3 is one option.


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Aug 30, 2009 22:20 |  #5

Keep them stored on multiple hard drives, and burn them onto CD's.
Try to look for archival quality CD's, but re burn copies every few years if you can. We had a discussion about this on another site years ago, and the general consensus was that even writable CD's can have a shelf life of a few years. :(
Also, I store a lot of them at www.fototime.com . But even they can have hard drive failure, so it's always good to have back ups. ;)
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Aug 30, 2009 22:50 |  #6

I do several things.

1) Burn copies to DVD every time I download the card and keep them in a fire safe.
2) Store a copy on my File Server that has a 5 disk RAID Array.
3) Copy onto an external hard drive that I keep in the fire safe as well.
4) Replicate the external hard drive and keep it locked up off site.

It may not be 100% fool proof, but it has helped out after a direct lightning stike fried everything that was plugged in at the time.

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Aug 30, 2009 23:06 |  #7

Yes, that is a backup solution.

Evan Idler wrote in post #8552739 (external link)
I do several things.

1) Burn copies to DVD every time I download the card and keep them in a fire safe.
2) Store a copy on my File Server that has a 5 disk RAID Array.
3) Copy onto an external hard drive that I keep in the fire safe as well.
4) Replicate the external hard drive and keep it locked up off site.

It may not be 100% fool proof, but it has helped out after a direct lightning stike fried everything that was plugged in at the time.

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Aug 30, 2009 23:16 |  #8

I work in a Data Centre, so I try to bring solutions that work home and apply them to my own network. Besides Disk Space is so cheap any more. I'm also working on replicating my file server to another Server at my parents place over the internet. I'm just waiting for the parts to come for the second server.

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Aug 30, 2009 23:35 as a reply to  @ Evan Idler's post |  #9

I have been looking into the same issue. Here is a vid I found that talks about the latest options:

http://cnettv.cnet.com​/?tag=hdr%3bsnav (external link)


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Aug 31, 2009 11:15 |  #10

Much appreciate the input!


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Sep 02, 2009 17:12 |  #11

I've found external hard drives to work great; becoming to where you can get up to 500gig's or not more than $60, so it lasts quite awhile, and easy to organize with just simple folders. But some friends have tole me they do prefer the online storage over drives, but to each their own, which ever goes with your flow the best haha.


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Sep 03, 2009 22:59 |  #12

I used a western digital external hard drive and it crapped out on me. CDs/ DVDs are always a good way to have back up. In the end they'll probably last longer.


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Sep 03, 2009 23:10 |  #13

I saw this bit on "Stephen Fry in America" where this old hippie couple talked about their business of helping people buy old underground nuclear missile bunkers to store data.

Interesting, that.


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Sep 03, 2009 23:14 |  #14

It will help your system performance if you move your files off of your internal drive(s), unless you have several very large ones. I have three internal drives, one for system stuff and two raided together as a data drive, but I only have the most current shots on the data drive. I move my files to an external drive and also to whatever backup system is in place -- I use external drives and I've burned DVDs.

The reason for keeping your internal drives fairly free is so that system-intensive apps like Photoshop as well as the OS will have plenty of "scratch" room when you are processing your images.


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Nov 22, 2009 16:06 |  #15

some article i read where the fire safes, whatever makes them fire and waterproof can have adverse effects, at least on film negatives....anyone have more info on this?


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