sad story; lesson for all.

vsboxerboy

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You get free photo storage on plenty of sites, I think you get a TB on Flickr. Or sign up for Dropbox, backblaze, etc.

No excuse to be so foolish ..
 

Master_shake_

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wow really?

what are you new?

back up your data!

im sure you have copies of keys for your house.
 

SirMaster

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"As a generation we’ve been groomed to believe that no event is valid unless there is evidence it took place."

Really? I'm 26 but I guess I missed that memo. I don't take that many photographs of things.
 

rsq

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Oh man,

It happened to me 15 years ago, and I lost only music (100 gig, mostly livesets from parties, irreplaceable)

I swore it would never happen again and it hasn't.

I guess most of us go through that. She was unlucky that her lesson took all her pictures... Poor girl.
 

Red Squirrel

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Wow that sucks. My backup regime is not the best... but I do have at very least 1 copy of everything. Ongoing things like projects I tend to do weekly/monthly rotations in case I made a change and need to go see something from a specific date.

At the very least people should have raid + duplication to another storage system. Idealy, cold backups too that are rotated every now and then. Which reminds me, I have not done any cold backups in forever... running jobs now. :p
 
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I don't like how she makes the article a generational thing. Anyone of any age and upbringing can find themselves a victim of not preparing for the worst.

I ritually backup my work and school files onto two flash drives every Friday morning. I don't like the idea of using any cloud service, but my school provides one for free so I make occasional use of that too.
 

R3MF

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my backsup system is running on fumes, 5tb drives are just too expensive right now...
 

Aesma

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I'm the youngest at work and the only one to backup my work issue laptop, the others trust the company with its backup system, despite ample proof of their limited competence.
 

Wizzard

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Why on earth doesn't she contact her ex and try some data recovery on the laptop? Sheesh!

I once lost my early MP3 collection, and some other data - Thankfully, nothing important. But now I back up. I can't even impress on my customers how important backups are, and they still fail to do them UNTIL AFTER disaster strikes.
 

WangChung

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600 new photographs in two months?
I'm not even sure if I have that many total lifetime.
 

TeeJayHoward

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I once lost my early MP3 collection, and some other data - Thankfully, nothing important.
In college, I lost my anime collection and some homework. I had it backed up on CD-Rs, but over the few years since I burned it, many of the CDs went bad. The next semester, I built a "proper" backup system on a student loan. Supermicro chassis, 8x 320GB SATA disks, and a whole 4 gig of RAM! For '05, it was awesome. I recovered what I could from the CD-Rs, and found the corrupted files via other methods. The only data I really "lost" was a bunch of old homework. Ever since then, I've always had a backup of my data. These days, it's a 1:1 replica of my NAS with super important data also being stored at my parent's house and (if small enough) emailed to myself.

Don't really know why I posted all this. Just remember to test your backups periodically!
 

Justintoxicated

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I haven't figure out how to backup all my photos myself :( other than having redundancy on a few systems that are all stored at my house unfortunately...

Basically I only have Drive mirrored on my home PC, then coppied to my WSE server into the stablebits drive pool with tipple redundancy. Also backed up nightly on the WSE server as part of my nightlybackup which goes to another drive. Some are also stored on another drive that I put in my gunsafe, but that copy is long out of date.

1TB Is enough space for my personal photos and videos after compression, but it's also a large enough amount of space that uploading via DSL is still not practical. Some photos on flickr I guess are kinda backed up (But they are just JPEGs), and I don't want all my stuff going to my flicker account, although I guess I could create a second account. The problem is after editing keeping everything in sync becomes impossible.
 
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drescherjm

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I haven't figure out how to backup all my photos myself other than having redundancy on a few systems that are all stored at my house unfortunately...

Can't you keep an external drive at work?

If so buy 2 and rotate them.
 

drescherjm

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On linux I use rsync for this. On windows there are similar utilities like freefilesync, synctoy, robocopy.. Or even rsync in a cygwin terminal.
 

daglesj

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I can see her point about feeling some relief that it was all gone afterwards. A lot of this digital stuff is a millstone. Do I really want to keep masses of HDDs, NAS and USB sticks around with me till I pop my clogs aged 112? I have no kids so...what's the point of keeping the probable 150GB+ (aged 43 with a current 33GB worth) of digital images?

It's too much like hard work to keep it alive for want of a better phrase.

Oh and your cloud backup...anyone else know the password and login once you are gone?
 

Aesma

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Well I certainly expect that sometime soon digital data will slow its growth. Once you're making 8K 3D videos or maybe the next step (holographic ?) it will be difficult to go bigger. Then wait 5 years after that and all your data fits on a hard drive again (or micro card if it already fits a hard drive).

Then again maybe by then we'll have to copy brain dumps instead of videos and who knows what size those will be ?

For out-of-home storage I'm considering putting a 16 drives (the 8TB kind) rackable enclosure in the trunk of my car and rotate that !
 
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