Image Backups

Started by jch2103, May 11, 2023, 07:32:46 PM

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DP Review is still publishing new articles, but who knows for how long...

This is a useful article about backing up images, from the perspective of a pro but applicable to everyone:



Thanks for sharing!
Interesting read.

Some of my backup rules:

- only a backup you have verified (by restoring data or running a verify utility) is a good backup
- 3 up-to-date backups in 3 different locations
- no backup, no mercy
- storing stuff in the cloud just means storing your stuff on another person's computer
- never store unencrypted data in the cloud. encrypted means encrypted on your device before uploading

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Adobe make it very easy and cheap to store your data in their clouds.
Office and Photoshop now even make storing images and documents in the cloud the default.

The way I see it, if I don't have my data on devices I own and control, I don't own my data anymore...
Storing encrypted copies of my data in the cloud as a 3rd backup is recommended, though.
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