Speaking at PhotoCamp London

Just a very quick post to say I’ll be speaking on Saturday Sept 11th at PhotoCamp London. My presentation is titled, Backups For Photographers A Necessary Evil. The session starts at 11am in the Learners Room but there are many other great sessions as well. This also marks a return to public speaking, something I have not done in a long time. Hopefully I won’t make a complete fool of myself! <grin> Hope to see…
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Where to Backup

These days the most practical methods for backing up is to another disk drive locally and/or online. A local backup is useful for being easy to get to for a restore. However if your office or residence suffers a disaster both the computer and the on-site backup would be destroyed.  For this reason it’s important to have an off site backup.  Many people will backup to another external hard driver and then take it to…
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What To Backup

There are as many different answers to this question. As usual it depends on what you need to backup and also how quickly you need to get back to your data. Prior to Windows 7 most user created data was stored in the users “My Documents” directory. How ever many programs would store data in the hidden “application” directory.   This would be fine in some cases but many of these programs included email programs life…
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Why to Backup

With the increasing amounts of data that people are creating (photos, videos and other documents.)  The need for backing up that data has never been greater. On a computer the one component that still has moving parts and is most likely to fail is the hard drive. If you starting taking the mindset that at some point a hard drive will fail, then backup planning will be taken far more seriously. There are two types…
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