Traveling to China, need to backup my files, any suggestions?

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Re: Traveling to China, need to backup my files, any suggestions?

mfinley wrote:

MK wrote:

phil from seattle wrote:

Like other suggested, I use SD Cards for backup. However, I do it a bit differently. I have a tablet with a 256GB SD Card in it and simply copy my camera cards to it. Thus, my tablet becomes my backup device and I can review/share my photos fairly easily. My camera cards are pretty big (64GB) and I just leave them in the camera. I use my tablet while traveling (maps, social media, general internet stuff,...) so it's no extra weight/volume. I take a card reader that plugs into the tablet's USB port but usually I just use USB from the camera to the tablet.


Most people have some kind of laptop/tablet/etc when they travel now to be online to check on things. Some laptops have built in SD card slot/reader. If not, get an tiny external one.

I would just copy everything from the camera to the laptop or what-have-you and store the card away. Don't reuse the card during the trip!

Yes, it's not difficult to back up onto a computer of some sort, the trick is how to do it when you don't want to lug a computer around when traveling..

Exactly, I went to Japan and made the mistake of taking my Macbook Air along “just in case” anything could happen at work and it was a terrible mistake, -never use it- and only added weight to my backpack.

The simplest solution is the obvious, an SD card-iPhone adapter and voilá, backup everything in my 256gb phone. I assume there are SD adapters for Android too.

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