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Sep 18, 2009 13:22 |  #1

I hope I have chosen the correct thread to post this. If not, just point me in the right direction.

I am consideration online back-up instead of an external hard-drive solution. I'd appreciate any thoughts, insights - including recommendations from any of you who have found a suitable solution. My primary focus is a cost-efficient, easily accessible solution. Amazon's Simple Storage Solution has been recommended, but the site and FAQs reference "developer" quite a bit and I am concerned this might be overkill for my needs.

Thanks in advance for any help.

And by the way, I am a relatively new 5DM2 owner. Love my camera, and love this forum.

Thanks.

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Sep 18, 2009 14:36 |  #2

Welcome to the forums! (Not your first post, but one of your first, so... Welcome!)

I personally just use 2, 1TB Drobo's (8, 250GB drives) to backup my entire computer to, twice (I am paranoid).
However, I would say that online storage\back-up is a much better idea. I have no idea how much this service is, nor do I know of any company's that offer it, but all I can say is. I would recommend it.

For example; say your home catches on fire, and you had no warning. An external drive wouldn't save your pictures... However, with an online storage\back-up system, if your home burns or if something happens, the copies are still safe at the "off-site location"


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Sep 18, 2009 15:45 |  #3

Keep in mind that you are subject to data loss if an on-line storage service suddenly goes belly up...it HAS happened to people! Never totally depend on a single data backup solution.


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Sep 18, 2009 15:50 |  #4

wmcy wrote in post #8666737 (external link)
I hope I have chosen the correct thread to post this. If not, just point me in the right direction.

I am consideration online back-up instead of an external hard-drive solution. I'd appreciate any thoughts, insights - including recommendations from any of you who have found a suitable solution. My primary focus is a cost-efficient, easily accessible solution. Amazon's Simple Storage Solution has been recommended, but the site and FAQs reference "developer" quite a bit and I am concerned this might be overkill for my needs.

Thanks in advance for any help.

And by the way, I am a relatively new 5DM2 owner. Love my camera, and love this forum.

Thanks.

Wm.
mcy@mac.com (external link)

what would you back up? the 5d2 produces massive files.

what i do is keep my RAW files on two hard drives and the pictures i choose to "develop" get uploaded to zenfolio as full size jpegs. and to upload a 20mb jpeg could take close to 10 minutes.

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Sep 18, 2009 22:22 |  #5

Great advice. Thanks to everyone.


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