Storage/Back-Up/Editing While on The Road

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andrewbdub
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Storage/Back-Up/Editing While on The Road
Jun 3, 2011

Hi

I'm about to undertake a six week trip to S.E Asia; partly work (two semi-paid weddings) and partly backpacker-style holiday. I estimate I'll shoot 200-300GB of images.

I have 32GB of CF cards and sufficient 'passport' style external hard drives. I don't own a laptop or netbook, but am confident of being able to borrow one from friends in both Bangkok and Jakarta (I'm avoiding buying one to reduce both costs and carry-on luggage weight).

Is there a feasible 'cloud' storage option available these days or is burning discs and backing up to hard drive still the way to go?

I'd like to be able to do some basic editing in Lightroom3 while on the road:

  • Is there a Netbook powerful enough to handle LR3?

  • If I borrow a laptop while in Bangkok/Jakarta will it be easy to:

a) install a bootleg, local copy of LR3?
b) carry my own (student) version and install it?

All opinions, thoughts and advice kindly received, but as I'm no IT whiz, please use plain English:)

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