Where are your images??

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With the recent hurricanes in the US it reminded me that most of us live somewhere that could be hit by a natural or human caused disaster. Many of us  have 1000s, and 10s of thousands of images,  what happens if…??

Personally I store mine on two 5 terabyte portable drives as well as in two cloud backup systems. My two portable drives can be ripped off the computer pretty quickly if I have to leave the house because of a more local disaster, such as a flood or fire.
But there may not be time in a more general disaster, for here, earthquake or something with no real warning. This is why I back up consistently with a off site backup company. I use a company called Carbonate that constantly backup files as they change. I’m not necessarily recommending this company but something like it that backup with no real interaction from you after it’s set up.

Anyway, something to think of, there are many cloud based backups and file storage out there, maybe just

Backup Cloud

save your RAW files, or Finished files. You can also spread your files around a lot of companies offer free 5gb or more storage. Microsoft, Apple and some computer manufactures offer some space for free, as well as cloud based storage company like Drop Box.  For finished files you can always use Flickr as a storage site, and not share any of them.

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Kathy K. McClellan
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Good question, article and tips, Bill. I have images all over the place except in the clouds! Some of my earliest images are on film negatives. CDs hold my early digital photographs. An external hard drive and a few flash drives hold more recent images. My most recent images, however, are still stored on my laptop. I’m a little negligent on transferring images to the external hard drive or flash drives (which is the safest and most practical storage for me at this time). But I have experienced the “What if” scenario before. I found that I had more important… Read more »

Isabella F A Shores
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I use the cloud….. I use just about every cloud there is LOL

Dropbox
Box
Drive
OneDrive
OwnCloud (that I added to my own site)

My art is on all of them along with some photos and files