Archiving & Online Backups
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Backup, okay, so what's my backup process? It's very simple. I backup all my raws since and they're all in this RAID, right here. It's a Pegasus R2, you can see more info on it on the PDF. Why's it good to have the RAID? Well, if you just use one single hard drive to backup all your stuff, if something, if it fails you're out of luck, all your files are gone. And if you have two hard drives, that are mirrored it's a pain because you're gonna be moving photos from one to the other to keep them updated so I think it's a lot of work, too. So I'd rather just get something that does it for me. There's four drives in here, and they're all mirrored, so. This thing is 16 terabytes, and when it gets to full I just order new drives and swap them out. So this is what I keep at the office. At home I have a G drive RAID that's 12 terabytes and I keep everything in it, as well, so. If the office burns down, my photos are at home. If the home burns down, God forbid ...
my photos are in the office. I have a third layer of security and it's online backups. I use Backblaze to backup all my raws. It's pretty good, it's super cool because it backs up everything, it's unlimited and it's 50 bucks a year. So if you invest on a good internet connection we have a fiber here that's 75 up, 75 down. And it just uploads, as soon as I drop new photos on the RAID it uploads automatically to Backblaze and that's like a third layer of safety, you know. If all-- if worse come worse, I still have my photos online, you know. So why would you backup all your photos? Well every now and then, somebody's gonna reach out and want to buy a photo from 2014, you know. So, instead of saying, "Well, S-O-L, I don't have the photo anymore," I can find it on my RAID, and just sell it. So it's for mainly business reasons so I can just license this photos as they come. And also because I like to keep an archive of everything I've done, you know. It's something you can pass on, it's-- I'm quite nostalgic about it, I just like to keep what I shot to see the progress and sometimes I will look at photos from 2012 and maybe I like it and bring it up and post it somewhere. So this is my backup system. (upbeat music)