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I use RAID 1 for my working drives, and a hot-swap bay for making backups that afterward go out of my computer. I use 6 drives that I alternate between, with the hot-swap bay. For example, each week you'll advance to the next drive. I use Robocopy to move the new data to the drive. I keep one drive at a bank, and I should do two - in a safety deposit box. ...


There are many solutions for Computer/Server backups. One that I use right from Lightroom is that I run a NAS (Network Attached Storage) that is in RAID 5 where Lightroom backs up its catalog and imports photos to both my computer and the NAS as the same time. Other solutions that you can get are looking into backup software that backs up your data to ...


Develop a process. Repeat if often and it will become second nature. There are many ways to go around it and depending on a laptop is not always practical. I rarely carry one on vacations to save weight and there are plenty of times when the laptop just wont have enough power between the opportunities you have to charge it. There are several strategies and ...


do any of you find hard to manage the photos you take with your digital camera? That's entirely subjective. So is the trade-off between reliability and convenience which this question is basically all about. I'm gonna make the comparison with a smartphone: with the smartphone I can automagically backup everything in the cloud. Not really. Without ...


This is a subjective question and I am sure it can yield many different opinions. For me, what you describe, is a standard practice and something that I do and I am sure most other photographers do, without even thinking, that is if I or we want images that are of better quality than our smartphone! Pretty much like cooking dinner. I have to purchase the ...


Do you know the EyeFI cards? they have WiFi and they can connect to known WiFi networks to send photos to a local or remote server. Basic version sends JPEGs, Pro version also RAW. Of course you'll have issues transferring the RAW files during a vacation to a remote server... And in any case, if you have a big card (16 GB or ...

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