Back up photo file suggestions

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Back up photo file suggestions
Sep 29, 2012

I'm a passionate amateur photographer currently running a Windows 7 computer with a 1 TB hard drive. My C drive is about half filled with photos from this past year. I have 3 other external hard drives that I've accumulated over the years: 2 of these have a 1 TB capacity, and 1 has a 500 GB capacity, all are filled with photo files. So all told, I have about 3.5 TB of photo files. Of these, about half of my photos are backed up on DVD's, which always was a time consuming process. I worry though that should one of my external drives or my current C drive fail, I will be a very unhappy camper.

I need a better plan to secure my files. Someone recently suggested to me that I should be safeguarding files by storing them on the "cloud." So I wondered what other photographers are doing to safeguard their precious work.

I apologize in advance if this question has been addressed previously as I suspect. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or applicable links.

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