Backup storage solutions

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  1. Nwcid

    Nwcid No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Now that I am shooting professionally and not just for myself, along with a camera that has ~50mb file sizes I am eating up storage space.

    I am looking for options that can vary from how to use LR better to how to back up better and anything in between.

    Right now I have 2 back up drives, one at home that automatically backs up my laptop (1TB) whenever it is on my home network. I also have a 2TB portable back up drive that I use when traveling, which is frequent.

    To keep from overfilling my laptop hard drive I have 1TB SSD drive that I am storing all of my business images on. I also have another 1TB SSD that stores all of my video. I went SSD so they would be fast enough to work directly from, and they are.

    So my issue is that I have not found an automatic way to back up these external drives. Does one exist? I know I can do it manually, but that requires that I remember to do it and also backing up the whole file, not just changes. This can take a long time.

    I am not opposed to a home RAID, however as much as I am gone a more portable solution would be preferred.

    I am sure I left out some important detail, just let me know what other info is needed.


     
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    I had one of my drives formatted wrong. Once I reformatted my 1TB SSD it would show up as an option to be backed up in Time Machine (Mac). My plan is to buy a 5TB HHD to back everything up on. This will give me a full back up at home along with a full portable back up.
     

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