Best way to Backup?

Started Jun 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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ryanbatc2k9
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Best way to Backup?
Jun 28, 2012

I'm at a crossroads...

I've only recently started shooting in RAW and PP with LR4 (wow I can't believe what I've been missing!). Prior to this I only had a bunch of jpeg's and the file size was small. I'd backup all my folders to another hard drive, and burn CD's or DVD's with the jpegs and their folders. It was easy and didn't consume much space.

Well now I've got LR4 and if I delete the RAW files I'll lose the reference in LR4 and the ability to tweak them. I do export my favorite pics to jpeg in large resolution. Should I say goodbye to the RAW files and delete them when I finish PP (and pick my best pics) or keep the RAW files?

If I keep the raw files my backup method will be only a few photo folders per CDR or DVD-R... and my other hdd will fill up quickly with the size of the RAWs.

What do you guys do?

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