I'm curious to read what others are doing for their backup and archiving routine for their projects. I've been wrestling with older less than 1TB drives and this past week had me face a realization I needed to step up my game for backing up and archiving current as well as past projects.
Even though I'm pretty tech savvy - almost OCD about it (I worked for Symantec back in the 90's and I learned alot about computer tech while doing tech support), I wanted to set up a simple yet redundant solution for now and then build upon it as I produce more work. Since I'm both a photographer and video shooter, I needed something that didn't require alot of financial resources and space since my office/living area is pretty small.
My current setup is as follows (Desktop):
- For Photography - I offload my RAW images via a USB 3 card reader to an eSata attached 2x750GB Raid 1 (I will be upgrading those disks to a 2x2TB or 2x4TB Raid 1 solution). Those files are then backed up currently to a 4TB WD My Book external drive attached via USB 3.0 by running Microsoft SyncToy utility and set up as a schedule to run each day.
- For Video - I run an eSata 2x1TB Raid 0 at the present time (Again I will be changing that to an SSD solution in the near future). All assets and Project files are backed up using the same SyncToy utility each day.
I've ordered a WD diskless NAS enclosure that will eventually house either 2x6TB or 2x8TB WD Red Drives in a Raid 1 configuration via Gigabit Ethernet and attached to a dedicated UPS for power backup safety.
Once I outgrow my current setup, I'll be looking at Synology as a larger backcup/archiving solution.
What are others here on the forum using for both editing drive configurations and backing up/archiving their projects?