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Storage and backup - does anyone else use Dropbox?

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Sep 27, 2013 09:54 |  #16

I used dropbox to store a large file for the forum, but that's all so far.

Finally, I learned about this in a newsletter: Crashplan - FREE for personal backup (external link)
http://www.crashplan.c​om/ (external link)

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Sep 27, 2013 13:01 |  #17

illae wrote in post #10037926 (external link)
I've been using Dropbox for a while now - and recently paid the 9.99/month for the upgrade to 50gigs of storage

You're wasting your money if you are using it for pictures only. For $60/year instead of $100, you could get a Zenfolio account with unlimited storage and the ability to use a domain name. This would give you a place to back up all your pictures (but not RAW files), and a website to display them. There are other features such as share, sell, offer entire galleries for downloads as zip files, etc that can be useful. They also have a phone app so your pictures are available when you need them.

Also for $60/year, you could get an account with Crashplan which also offers unlimited storage for all of your files (not just pictures). It backs up internal and external drives, can do peer to peer backups to other computers that have the software installed, and offers phone apps so you always have access to your files.

You could get BOTH of these for only $20 per year more than you are paying for the limited Dropbox space.

I use a Dropbox + Lightroom combination to get pictures from my phone into my image library. Dropbox automatically uploads my camera roll when I open the app. Lightroom automatically imports all pictures from the Dropbox camera upload folder when I open it. Pictures are moved during import instead of copied, so I always reclaim free space in my Dropbox account after import.

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Sep 28, 2013 02:53 as a reply to  @ Mark-B's post |  #18

As Mark-B does, using Zenfolio I am able to showcase projects/sale work then have private galleries for family stuff, all of which is unlimited storage, then I use crashplan for my RAW file system backup, works great and I pay £40 a year for crashplan unlimited storage, I used dropbox before crashplan, but i'm much happier now, it all works well.

From camera I use lightroom to import my images onto a raided storage system then import into my lightroom collections from there, but my external raided RAW storage system is backed up to crashplan after every new batch of RAW files are added, it all works well and is surprisingly easy to manage.

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Sep 30, 2013 13:35 |  #19

Crashplan is a lot more economical than Dropbox for backups. I use Crashplan+ for offsite backups of all my data (including RAW and processed photos), SmugMug for online display of my photos (and serves as a "sort of backup" of just my processed photos), and three different external hard drives for storage and local onsite backups.

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