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

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TJ61 Senior Member • Posts: 1,510
Re: Traveling to China, need to backup my files, any suggestions?

ZeBebito wrote:

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.

Unless, like me, you shoot raw+jpg. That slick little iPhone connector doesn't let you choose which to transfer.

Also beware of some wireless transfer "solutions", especially if you shoot raw only. You may find that your "solution" is only transferring the low-res jpg thumbnail that's embedded in the raw file.

I've been down this road before, and always seemed to find the devil in the details. But everyone's situation is different, everyone's needs are different, and everyone has their own set of rational or irrational fears.  Luckily, there are lots of bits and pieces of good info here for us to build our own unique solution.

But, word to the wise: fully test your chosen backup solution before you go. That includes checking file resolution of your backup.

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