Backup Plus

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FYI An innmate was spending alot of time backing up images to a cloud, and I prev had done so to DVD's but I like to take large file sized images.  So while at Sams club got a 2 Tera Byte (USB 3.0 External backup) "Seagate Backup Plus" for $103.00

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They had thumbs drives on sale, but they are small and I would probably lose all of them, and would require a few! 8 and 16 GB sized.

 

http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/backup-plus-desk/?sku=STCA2000200

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Yes, as Bob says, beware the fire, flood, etc. that can take your backup as well as everything else. I prefer cloud backup. The first upload takes a long time, but after that it's done in the night when I'm not on the computer anyway, so I never even have to think about it, but it's always there doing its job, even when I travel. (I use the same laptop at home and on the road. At home I use a mouse and big monitor with it, but same computer.)

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If you do place them on a external hard drive for back up, I would suggest storing them in a separate place other than your house. God forbid you have a fire,flood,tornado..... You won't lose them.

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Ah, yes...backing everything up...but don't forget to do it!  My dh lost all our photos of our big Med cruise (and he is the one screaming at me about backing up my laptop). 

The photos were recovered for $400 by a service, and he immediately put them on the external storage here at home. 

Stuff happens...

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 ooh, did you take the bumble bee photo? 

 i have pictures on a thumb drive ... some bees on flowers and lots of random things ... and i wonder.  what is the best way to store a thumb drive?  in a fireproof box maybe?

 

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seashanty wrote:

 ooh, did you take the bumble bee photo? 

 i have pictures on a thumb drive ... some bees on flowers and lots of random things ... and i wonder.  what is the best way to store a thumb drive?  in a fireproof box maybe?

 

Yeah I took that one, the jumbo bumbles love the wisteria, which blooms middle to end of April. You could store them in a safe or fireproof box. The online cloud is a great idea for some very important images. But I have so dang many. Anyway, I just backupped the entire pc to this thing. I have it set to back up whatever is new each evening. Like the good old days when we back stuff up! 

Problem is I should go through all of these, but just like the shoeboxes full of printed photos, sorting them and doing something with them is another story! I think about it, then I start going through them all (shoebox I mean) and get lost in the memories...and never come back.

My photos are organized well on my pc. But majority are unnamed files, so I have to remember when I took them, ie Wisteria blooms in the early spring, so I can locate those.

 

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I am not so much worried about that as my computer losing everything, which is quite possible, as many of you know and have been there done that.

Not to mention I have way way way too many images on this pc. I take a lot, I may use only a couple from all of those, but I may use them later on, which I do.  I found this wisteria bumble bee photo while looking for something else...and used it yesterday, it was a few years old.

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And that innmate canned the whole thing when, after FOUR days of continuous upload, I ran out of cloud storage and didn't want to pay for extra space. It's all on an external drive. Just thinking about fire and flood and that sort of thing...

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