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Why You Should Back Up Computer

 
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Jul 24, 2010 05:09 |  #1

Had to erase my laptop tonight. Computer went all out of wack so I just factory reset it. Luckily the ONLY thing I lost today was pictures of my daughter and her grandmother. I would have been up the creek with out the paddle had those pictures been for a client! Moral of the story, anything thats important getsbacked up right away!


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Jul 24, 2010 10:47 |  #2

Our process goes like this:

1—download the CF card to the computer;
2—burn the raw (unedited) images to a DVD;
3—format (erase) the CF card; then
4—edit the images.

DVDs are dirt cheap, and we use 4GB CF cards so the fit is near perfect.




  
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Jul 24, 2010 14:29 |  #3

Backups are a must; especially if you are dealing with clients. I just bought a cheap lil external HDD, and save all the raw files on it, then place edited photos and others on computer. Makes it organized and easy to manage.


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Jul 25, 2010 17:10 |  #4

20droger wrote in post #10594873 (external link)
Our process goes like this:

1—download the CF card to the computer;
2—burn the raw (unedited) images to a DVD;
3—format (erase) the CF card; then
4—edit the images.

DVDs are dirt cheap, and we use 4GB CF cards so the fit is near perfect.

Sometimes even DVD's fail.

-Download CF to PC (Raided)
-PC then to NAS
-Verify photos exists on both drives
-Format CF
-Edit Images in PC but not on NAS




  
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Jul 25, 2010 17:50 |  #5

I import and then back up to two seperate drives in different locations.


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Jul 25, 2010 21:15 |  #6

With the amount of computers that have decided to take a crap on me, you better believe I'm backing stuff up! :lol: Computers are ultimately very fallible things.




  
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Jul 25, 2010 22:30 |  #7

Kannon wrote in post #10602332 (external link)
With the amount of computers that have decided to take a crap on me, you better believe I'm backing stuff up! :lol: Computers are ultimately very fallible things.

So true!! It was one of those, "i'll do it later moments." But their was no later, i'm just glad the pictures were not worth anything but a free babysitter=D


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Jul 25, 2010 22:52 |  #8

I also rotate between four cards per camera - and don't delete/format until I absolutely have to, just switch the cards to the last used. This insures that if everything else fails, I'll probably still have my most recent clients' work on a card in RAW.


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Jul 28, 2010 06:55 |  #9

My routine is to back up after every photoshoot.

I upload the images from the card, process them, back up then delete from the CF.

That way I have the edited files as well as the originals backed up.


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