Photo Storage and Backup

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
kelpdiver Veteran Member • Posts: 3,497
Re: Photo Storage and Backup

James Pezzella wrote:

If I were to put in a USB drive - it would be used as a backup device, meaning that I'd still have to maintain the originals on my desktop.

The problem with that is that I lose the ability to share across my laptop(s), and mobile devices. Also, as long as I'm using a well known service such as Carbonite I'm willing to take the chance on online backup.

You always will need to have a local copy, even if your intent with the online service is more about shared cloud access than backup. Even with the major vendors, there is the possibility for data loss - I don't believe their SLAs guarantee against loss, just that you'll get a refund on service lost. An extended outage is an inconvenience as well.

I don't share the concerns about security, however. The better vendors are much more reliable than your USB drive at home that you occasionally drop off somewhere else.

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