Hard drive / back-up systems: can you help?

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Re: Hard drive / back-up systems: can you help?

MHF in VA wrote:

Compared to even just a few years ago, digital memory is cheap. If lost, obviously digital assets are not replaceable. I feel you can't pay too much attention to this subject. I maintain three copies of my images as follows

Agreed.  Best practice from the IT field for backups:  3-2-1.  Always have 3 backups.  2 backups should be on different medium.  1 backup should be offsite.

I keep my LR catalog on a Qnap NAS [4x 4TB HDD + 2x 256GB SSD].  It get’s backed up nightly to an older Synology NAS.  Every week, I sync with BackBlaze for offsite.  Once a year or so, I’ll take a manual copy to old HDDs for storage in an offsite safe.  If my house burns down, I won’t loose the tens of thousands of pictures I’ve taken.

When centralizing on a NAS, it’s important to have a Gigabit network, else LR will start to lag.

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