A backup debate

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Garbz, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    We've debated almost to death the topic of how to backup with varied results. But one thing is clear is that many of us are photographers, or have varied professions that do not automatically make us computer nerds. With that in mind I thought this thread on Slashdot (where they really are all nerds) may be of interest to the folks here:

    Slashdot Hardware Story | Best Home Backup Strategy Now?
     
  2. musicaleCA

    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the link Garbz. I think my favourite part is easily this:


    This reminded me though, I really need to get an online back-up going.
     
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    bradly TPF Noob!

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    I'm a nerd through and through. Backups are backups. It's good to have a third copy away from home. I wouldn't trust my data to a 'backup service'.

    I have discovered that I do more, regular backups if they are speedy, so I'm using eSATA now. It's available on many motherboards, and if your current motherboard has an Intel ICH9R or higher southbridge, you can do it by adding a simple, cheap bracket (after installing the Intel Matrix Storage Manager). The bracket was included in my Vantec NexStar external enclosure ($40 without drive). Have you ever seen a large backup fly? It's a beautiful thing.
     

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