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  • A Lesson Learned!

    by Valevvicki | 23rd of August, 2014

    I am not proud to be admitting I have learned the following lesson the hard way. By sharing this experience I hope others may avoid making the same mistake. After reading many times about the importance of backing up files at least twice for safe keeping, I purchased... More
  • Awesome Photoshoot!

    by Matthiase | 25th of December, 2013

    I did a photoshoot with a friend a few days ago, here's the awesome results of it. Im planning more shoots with him and another friend. Im sure they are gonna turn out great. I have also bought myself a backup server for all my images=) Please support my... More
  • 700 Reasons for backing up your computer.

    by Daddiomanottawa | 22nd of May, 2013

    It happened again. For the second time over the course of many, many years, I've suffered a hard-drive failure. The poor 500GB drive on my desktop unit, after enduring years of endless spinning and whirring,and for reasons unknown to me, passed on. And with much sadness... More
  • Dump and Back Up!

    by Jcimagery | 6th of May, 2013

    Yeah, that sounds a little wrong, but here's the deal/lesson. My husband, teenage daughter and I recently traveled to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Between us we had a total of five cameras. Three were Nikon D300's, two were smaller Olympus shockproof/waterproof... More
  • Careful with the kids!

    by Bradcalkins | 3rd of April, 2013

    Recently my family went on a week and a half trip to visit family and friends over the spring break and Easter. I drove back home with my two oldest boys. Probably one of the key definitions of 'distracted driving' is taking photographs out windows, so I had... More
  • Backup Strategies

    by Mvogel | 24th of June, 2011

    There are a few certainties in life. Our taxes will go up, we will get old, we will die at some time, and we will lose photos. The last certainty is avoidable, at least if you follow some simple steps. First you need to make a back up plan. There are numerous ways to... More
  • Always, Always, Always Back-Up your Stuff!

    by Jetjock | 26th of February, 2011

    Everyone seems to have a story when it comes to losing precious data from their computer and it's not just photos I've lost in the past, it's been music, bookmarks, contacts etc. . . . Let's face it, if your computer suffers a major failure there's an awful lot of stuff... More
  • What not to do ... costly reminder

    by Bevanward | 6th of August, 2010

    I have for the first time in 20 years of using computers paid dearly for a backing up hiatus! Over 2,000 Australian dollars! I typically do complete backups irregularly to external hard disks prior to overseas travel and do not normally bother for domestic travel.... More
  • XCOPY backup

    by Davulcu | 27th of April, 2010

    Deleting data accidentally or due to a hardware failure no matter how it occurs, the worst thing which might happen is to loose our files. Therefore I want to share my favorite backup method with you. I personally use an external disk to back up my work but you... More
  • Have you backed up your photos lately?

    by Komar | 3rd of January, 2010

    Ok, now that the party is over, the headache has gone and the room has stopped spinning, it’s time to get back to work, Yuk! I mean Yay! If you’re like me and never enforce a New Year’s resolution for longer than the time it takes to think of one, then it’s better... More
  • Achiving, backup and recovery

    by Saniphoto | 26th of March, 2009

    One problem that we, digital phtographers, are facing is the archiving of our beloved images. The backup is another important activity that should became part of the daily routine or workgflow and is strictly related to archiving. The difference is that archiving is made... More
  • Upgrade pains... And the importance of backups

    by Southernstar71 | 15th of December, 2008

    For once, a blog post that has no real photographic content, just to underline once again how important regularily backing up your data is. Beside being an amateur photographer, I'm also a keen simracer (I use the iracing.com simulator, essentially racing on ovals), and... More
  • Drobo storage

    by Sebcz | 25th of August, 2008

    Pat Ballard inspired me to write this. Read her blog entry first. Archiving our work is a constant struggle. I do agree. I myself burn DVD's, have Seagate's Free Agent which is mirroring my main drive. So, theoretically, I have my images in 3 places. Not bad? Well,... More
  • Backing Up While Away From Home?

    by Charlesoutcalt | 3rd of March, 2008

    Here's a question for anyone who cares to comment: How many backups do you keep while you're traveling? And how do you do it? I don't have nearly enough CF cards to hold all my images if I'm on the road for more than a couple days, so I transfer the files to my laptop,... More
  • those darn computers

    by Digitalreflections | 15th of January, 2008

    Technology is wonderful until it doesn't work! My computer has crashed twice in the last three years. When I started down the road to becoming more knowledgeable about today's technology, I forgot to take into consideration the many ways that technology can also bite you... More
  • Backup your data now!

    by Charon | 8th of November, 2007

    Many photographers and graphic designers have a good practice to backup their data regularly. I have a portable HDD to backup my laptop, and DVDs as a secondary backup because the burning processes are painfully slow. Today, I did a special backup because I seen this... More
  • For my curiosity....

    by Charon | 8th of October, 2007

    Hi, I'm just wondering, how big is your dreamstime folder(s) now? For me, including every related files with all the pictures, have grown up to 6.88GB. It's still very small and I'm happy 2 DVDs will backup everything. More
  • Personal Data Libraries

    by Pirate59 | 10th of September, 2007

    Personal data whats??? I am sure many photographers and artists alike have come across the problem about storing their master works. And further it goes to what should you store? Considering a large amount of members shoot their images in RAW, space becomes an issue... More
  • My Computer Broke And I Lost My Photos

    by Jack schiffer | 21st of August, 2007

    Losing your photos can be the worst problem that can happen to a photographer. Your photo agency may have a big system crash and not be able to retrieve your photos, then what do you do! After a shoot dump all your photos in a directory (I call it Photos to process) and... More
  • Aaaargh... Lost them all

    by Shadow69 | 26th of July, 2007

    For the last two months, I had been driving around the country snapping pictures of localities to be published in local calendars. Had done quite a bit, and was rather pleased because I had even managed to capture some shots of very particular events in each location that... More

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