How do you backup your photos or your laptop for that matter? As a subscriber to multiple blogs, here are some practices that might work for you:
- Scott Kelby’s Backup Strategy: great explanation of how Scott backs up all his photos and files.
- Terry White’s thoughts on archiving and backing up files
- David DuChemin’s Backup strategy (Pixelated Image): by the way, this is where I got the idea of using a Hyperdrive! 🙂
As for me, here’s what I do:
Photos: I use the Hyperdrive as my main backup. I transfer all my photos there after a shoot and then I connect the hyperdrive to my MacBook Pro later and download photos to Lightroom. I start off by importing all the photos to my laptop’s drive and then when I’m done, I copy the whole library again to a different drive. I usually have 1 LR catalog for each month or for each major shoot so that I can easily back them up.
The photos in the Hyperdrive are then transferred to a different hard disk so that I can preserve my negatives.
Files: Unfortunately, I have not taken advantage of the Time Machine or Super Duper apps in Mac. I have to get another spare drive for this or probably the Time Capsule so that I can do this automatically. Or, maybe I’ll just save up for the DROBO…
Backing up all my data has been a top priority for me and I still have to compute and prepare all my spare/external hard drives for this! I’ll try to do this soon before disaster strikes… (knock on wood)… 🙂