This is less of a photo related problem than a data related problem but I imagine at least some of you have come across this issue and maybe even resolved it!
I use google photo for all my photo backups - perfect now that most of my photo taking comes from cameras- the auto backup tool for mobile really makes for a seamless experience in my books (IMHO, YMMV etc. etc.).
The issue comes with my legacy data - about 100gb of DSLR and other digital photos that I've got backed up on multiple HDs around the place. I really want to bring everything together in one place but, NZ being Nz, uploading 100gb of data is tough. I've tried just setting the google photos upload tool to the HD and leaving it to upload over multiple days, but after the odd interruption (the mac 'unmounting' the HD randomly) and 20 odd days trying, I've only uploaded something like 5gb of the data overall.
So I've looked into physical uploads (Iron Mountain in the US is an example of this - send them an HD and they'll upload to your account, for a fee .. something like $200 + for the data plus postage of HD both ways). Does anyone know of:
- Local alternatives to Iron mountain (I'd imagine anyone with a fibre upload connection could do this fairly easily??)
- Anyone who has used Iron mountain
- Any other alternatives.
I'm not 100% tied to using google photos for my could backup (basically just want something not physically in my house) but I would really like to have everything in one place.
Oh, and going forward, I'm pretty sure 100% of our photos/video will come from our phones. Not trying to troll the photo forum, just the classic 'the best camera you have is the camera you have with you all the time!'.