Warning. Honest.

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
chillgreg
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Re: Warning. Honest.
In reply to 4x5 Guy, Mar 30, 2013

4x5 Guy wrote:

Steve Bingham wrote:

For whatever reason many photography users store their photos on their computer. Maybe 99.99%.

The problem is, far too few back up their files (photographs). This is a disaster waiting to happen. I use software by Acronis and back up my work every week - automatically - to an external hard drive. Using the cloud is another alternative - and some use both.

Two days ago my data hard drive crashed - big time!!!! Thousands of priceless photographs (to me, anyway) were wiped out. Thousands of hours of hard labor (editing and PP) possibly lost . . . but for my backup.

So I bought a new HD and simply transferred by backup files. One click and off to dinner!

Take head folks. Hard drives will fail sometime - all hard drives. CD's fail in time also. Usually by bits and pieces - even the "gold" ones.

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Steve Bingham
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www.ghost-town-photography.com

Fab advice. 20 years with computers and it never dawned upon me to do a backup.

Having a bad day? Or were you born sarcastic?

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