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petermarrek

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Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:44:08 AM »

Just recently I made a copy of my 2gig external HD that holds all of my images for my Lightroom catalogue on a new 2gig drive, I named the same name plus -bk , and I store it away from the computer. Is this a good stategy for the future? Peter
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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 02:05:27 AM »

Hello Peter,

For a library under 5GB, I'd recommend signing up for a free Box account, as the file transfers are very fast and it's better to have backups in the cloud.

Box.com

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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 04:24:44 PM »

I have an image catalogue of app. 1.6TB , this is beyond the capability of "Box" . Peter
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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 08:08:19 PM »

Just recently I made a copy of my 2gig external HD that holds all of my images for my Lightroom catalogue on a new 2gig drive, I named the same name plus -bk , and I store it away from the computer. Is this a good stategy for the future? Peter

Hey Peter!

I saw you mentioned 2gig and I thought you mean't 2GB. I have a 2TB drive with my core image assets (5-star images) in a Wells Fargo safety deposit box for around $35 a year.

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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 08:35:16 PM »

Peter, Graham is correct.

As many backups as you have on site - I have both internal and external hard drive backups - one needs at least one offsite archive (some opt for two in case the index archive drive dies).

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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 06:19:32 AM »

Peter, Graham is correct.

As many backups as you have on site - I have both internal and external hard drive backups - one needs at least one offsite archive (some opt for two in case the index archive drive dies).

Tony Jay

This is the best way to handle backups, local and off-site. I have three backups in my office and two on two different places. Hard drives are cheap, don't take risks!
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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 01:04:12 PM »

Sorry, made a mistake. Have 2TB drives, also tried incloud, too slow . Peter
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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 03:15:30 AM »

Sorry, made a mistake. Have 2TB drives, also tried incloud, too slow . Peter

Peter,
Just to be clear, when I meant off-site, it wasn't cloud storage. I take the hard drives in my office, perform backups and then store them elsewhere.
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Re: Lightroom image catalogue back-up
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 04:57:54 AM »

Peter,
Just to be clear, when I meant off-site, it wasn't cloud storage. I take the hard drives in my office, perform backups and then store them elsewhere.

Definitely with Francois here.
Hard drives all the way.

Tony Jay
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