Hey /v/, what's the best solution for digital storage and back ups?
I current run a single 1TB HDD internally for storage and an external 1TB HDD for 1:1 back-ups. Thinking of creating an off-site/cloud storage for triple redundancy but not sure exactly on how to do this (NAS, Google Drive? etc.)
I want to know how you guys deal with this stuff.
>mfw I've taken zero photos since I've been waking up at 7pm every day for the past month
god im shit
For RAWs + lightroom catalog, I also use a 1TB external. I backup once a week or so. Edited pictures then get shitposted to FB, my site, and sometime /rpt/.
If you really want online backups, Google Cloud Services is basically the best infrastructure you'll find (in terms of speed/reliability/never losing your shit/etc). "Nearline"-tier storage is $0.01/GB/month. Note that egress is $0.12/GB, so pray you don't need your backups. See https://cloud.google.com/storage/pricing
IMO it's too expensive. 100GB of RAWs will cost you $1/month, then if you need to restore you're paying $12. Better just keep buying externals for $30 and go rent a safety deposit box for another $20/year to get your offsite backups.
I just don't shoot too much, 30-60 photos, delete all crap(90%), RAW on PC and external disc, jpg in flickr/google/other things.
I run 2 1TB internal HDDs, one for random data and the other just for my Lightroom catalogs, and then an SSD just for OS + programs.
There is only 10GB left on my Lightroom HDD and I'm trying to figure out what I should do next... I'm thinking of buying another internal HDD and start another catalog, and then buy an external HDD and back up my filled Lightroom HDD.
Any other ideas?
I keep small files like raws directly on my home server's zraid and work directly on a smb share
it automatically syncs the important volumes to a backup machine in the basement so it's not really offsite but every now and then I pull some extra backups of important stuff manually on a drive that sits on a shelf at work, but it's not that consistent
cloud services are much too expensive for the amount of data one would need, same with root servers of that size