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| p.2 #1 · Digital photo archive can die fast |
Right now I'm working on my solution I have a 3tb time machine, a 3 tb stora and on order a 4 tb buffalo NAS plus the following drives and backup devices wd3tb, 2tb, 1tb my books, a 1tb ColorSync UDMA II, a 1 tb USB drive to backup the ColorSync in the field. I plan on at least two physical 1tb HDD in my lapto and Mac mini plus a raid of 4 2tb HDD in my desktop. The time machine will do hourly backups of my computers the stora will be upgraded to 4tb and store my photos, music and movie files with the buffalo backing it up plus storing my downloaded files and document plus those that I create. Another buffalo will be purchased and wire in off site to backup all the above off site.
For my photos the plan is shoot dump cf card to ColorSync,backup ColorSync in the field ( 3 copies , cf card, ColorSync, and bu of ColorSync). When return to room or studio burn DVD of cf card, import into LR from ColorSync , verify DVD erase cf card in camera. Go through ingest, keywording, and rating backup LR and images to a backup on the stora. Continue workflow under develope module, bu LR and files. Do this backup upon completion of each module once files are completed do final backup and burm final files to DVD. The hourly bus will be scheduled to be deleted after two days of daily backups are done. Eventually the my books will be used to alternat weekly backups and stored elsewhere off site. Ans swaped out weekly.
The key is no file is older than a month from time of writing so you don't give the chance to have bits to lose data. Different raid formats for different advantages the raid one allows drive to be rebuilt mirror copies drive as it is written etc. good archival DVDs stored properly and copied annual to avoid lose data on the original and final files. I also convert all raw files to dng format to make it easyier to maintain. Eventually a full server farm will be used to insure my digital media prevails. I still need to convert my negs to dng plus photos and pubs that I have no negatives for using my flatbed scanner. I hope to have this complete system in place by the end of the year. The only thing missing is an cloud storage but that can be expensive as currently I'm looking at 2 tb for photos, 1 tb for music and podcasts, 2 tb for movies/DVDs, and another 2 tb for files.
In the sort term I need 4 x1 tb 2.5 HHS, 8x 2tb 3.5hdds with future plans for 6x4tb 3.5hdds and a wd my book to cover the stora, time machine and both buffaloes plus two each large enough for weekly backups. Al had that get replaced will be used for project drives so no waste there. I developed this system after reading the Dam Book and watching chase Jarvis's workflow vid. It hardware may not be the same quality or cost but the idea is similar . How much is you data worth. Mine is priceless thus the effort to prevent any loss of data more than an hours work.