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Topic # 193784 24-Mar-2016 10:31
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Now this is a bit of a rant. I just read this story on the Heralds site, While I feel for the poor bloke its yet another case of what happens when you don't backup your data. I don;t know how people don;t think about it. As a kid growing up we had huge photos albums of my family and as well as all of the best photos being on show in albums and the rest stored in boxes. 

 

The negatives were always kept just in case, so even before we had digital cameras there was still a backup. Are people not aware or are they slow learners and think it won't happen to me? There are similar stories in the news multiple times a year and yet people still don't learn.

 

 

 

I used to work with a lady who's job it was to take mugshots of the people I work with, she never backed any of the pictures up and just left them on the memory card. One day she was having issues with the camera so I looked at the memory card and she had 6 years worth of photos on it. I suggested she copy them to her computer and back them up to a network drive but she never did and 6 months later the memory card died a death.

 

 

 

The next time I see one of these stories I will just ignore it and be happy I have a backup of all of my data.


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  Reply # 1518862 24-Mar-2016 10:51
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We have virtually no images from our childhood at all. My father was not the most organised of men and was no photographer either. He used to have a Polaroid he sometimes remembered to bring on holiday, but usually ran out of film and in any case never filed any of the images, so they were pretty much all lost in the bin of history.

 

The only holiday that was documented at all was the last time I went away with them when I was about 14 - and I think even the album I did from that was biffed when my mother cleaned out the family home prior to selling it when the Old Man died.

 

I have one photo of my next youngest brother and I on an unknown beach in an unknown country aged about 4 or 5 and that is the only childhood image I have!

 

I'm a lot more fastidious about backing up my own work, although our slow upload speed out here makes it more difficult than I would like.






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  Reply # 1518876 24-Mar-2016 11:06
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When you are grieving, backup doesn't really enter the equation. Avoidable, probably, but under the circumstances, understandable why it wasn't. Tragic situation for him. 

 

I think we should return to amputating fingers/hands for theft.


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  Reply # 1518900 24-Mar-2016 11:38
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This was discussed a here a little while back.  

 

My view was that many people don't understand the fragile nature of storage media --- especially those who did not live through the dark ages of floppy disks haha.   So, with their belief that a storage device is pretty much forever they just don't consider things.  Kind of like how people consider the risk of burglary to be low so don't always lock windows and doors. 

 

I split my data into 3 levels, critical,  fairly important, don't care.  Never lost 'critical' data but have lost a few files in the 'fairly important' category, although I've addressed that issue now by buying harddrives in pairs (data/backup). 

 

I wouldn't necessarily place all my faith in crashplan either -- i had an odd experience about 8 months ago where half of my data disappeared from crashplan and had to be resynced. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1518967 24-Mar-2016 12:21
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Geektastic:

 

We have virtually no images from our childhood at all. My father was not the most organised of men and was no photographer either. He used to have a Polaroid he sometimes remembered to bring on holiday, but usually ran out of film and in any case never filed any of the images, so they were pretty much all lost in the bin of history.

 

The only holiday that was documented at all was the last time I went away with them when I was about 14 - and I think even the album I did from that was biffed when my mother cleaned out the family home prior to selling it when the Old Man died.

 

I have one photo of my next youngest brother and I on an unknown beach in an unknown country aged about 4 or 5 and that is the only childhood image I have!

 

I'm a lot more fastidious about backing up my own work, although our slow upload speed out here makes it more difficult than I would like.

 

 

 

 

You remind me of my childhood.  I am the oldest and my dad took up photography when I was born, hence a huge number of baby and toddler picks of me.  By the time my brother was born two and half years later he had given up, and there are only three pictures of him up to the age of three.  He was pretty good a storing negatives safely though.  My brother takes it personally.  LOL


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  Reply # 1518983 24-Mar-2016 12:25
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I've learnt my lesson the hard way. I had my photos and important stuff backed up to my work computer, laptop and home server.

During the February quake the force of the quake was so strong it caused a book case to fall on my home server causing drive shock on the entire Raid array, also caused drive shock on my backup drive in my work computer and my laptop was currently getting repaired of which the Yoobee store it was at suffered major damage ruining my laptop.

Now, I have my data backed up nightly to Amazon S3 from my home server.

Some people just need a lesson on backups.




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  Reply # 1519049 24-Mar-2016 13:38
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michaelmurfy: I've learnt my lesson the hard way. I had my photos and important stuff backed up to my work computer, laptop and home server.

During the February quake the force of the quake was so strong it caused a book case to fall on my home server causing drive shock on the entire Raid array, also caused drive shock on my backup drive in my work computer and my laptop was currently getting repaired of which the Yoobee store it was at suffered major damage ruining my laptop.

Now, I have my data backed up nightly to Amazon S3 from my home server.

Some people just need a lesson on backups.

 

 

 

How do you find using this for you, in terms of speed etc?

 

Amazon have just sent me an offer of storage, looks quite interesting and appealing when you have unmetered internet





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  Reply # 1519057 24-Mar-2016 13:44
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I have 200mbit upload and around 2tb stored on Amazon S3. It happens automatically in my case via a cron job on one of my virtual storage servers. I upload changes only via rsync so it doesn't take long however my original upload did make my provider a little upset.




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  Reply # 1519063 24-Mar-2016 13:47
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What are the account recovery options for Amazon?

With Google iirc there is no phone support on the basic product if for some reason all other methods fail.

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  Reply # 1519126 24-Mar-2016 15:52
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michaelmurfy: I've learnt my lesson the hard way. I had my photos and important stuff backed up to my work computer, laptop and home server.

During the February quake the force of the quake was so strong it caused a book case to fall on my home server causing drive shock on the entire Raid array, also caused drive shock on my backup drive in my work computer and my laptop was currently getting repaired of which the Yoobee store it was at suffered major damage ruining my laptop.

Now, I have my data backed up nightly to Amazon S3 from my home server.

Some people just need a lesson on backups.

 

 

 

My computer has been struggling to back my image files up to Backblaze since last year sometime. I shoot faster than it can upload..!






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  Reply # 1519137 24-Mar-2016 16:20
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Geektastic:

 

michaelmurfy: I've learnt my lesson the hard way. I had my photos and important stuff backed up to my work computer, laptop and home server.

During the February quake the force of the quake was so strong it caused a book case to fall on my home server causing drive shock on the entire Raid array, also caused drive shock on my backup drive in my work computer and my laptop was currently getting repaired of which the Yoobee store it was at suffered major damage ruining my laptop.

Now, I have my data backed up nightly to Amazon S3 from my home server.

Some people just need a lesson on backups.

 

 

 

My computer has been struggling to back my image files up to Backblaze since last year sometime. I shoot faster than it can upload..!

 



I feel your pain. My brother is also a photographer. He has around 30TB of data sitting on external drives. Most of it is doubled up (at least I hope). I've signed him up to Crashplan, currently achieving 60GB a day without saturating our upload. But he's producing close to that much per day...


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  Reply # 1519143 24-Mar-2016 16:35
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dont really care about photos,  . there is not one photo of me past 12 years old , 52 now and i have none of my kids growing up or my wedding or any around the house. I remember what my kids looked like , i remember my wedding, Wife is the same, we hate with a passion our photos been taken so there are none. 





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  Reply # 1519366 24-Mar-2016 22:34
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Sam91:

 

Geektastic:

 

michaelmurfy: I've learnt my lesson the hard way. I had my photos and important stuff backed up to my work computer, laptop and home server.

During the February quake the force of the quake was so strong it caused a book case to fall on my home server causing drive shock on the entire Raid array, also caused drive shock on my backup drive in my work computer and my laptop was currently getting repaired of which the Yoobee store it was at suffered major damage ruining my laptop.

Now, I have my data backed up nightly to Amazon S3 from my home server.

Some people just need a lesson on backups.

 

 

 

My computer has been struggling to back my image files up to Backblaze since last year sometime. I shoot faster than it can upload..!

 



I feel your pain. My brother is also a photographer. He has around 30TB of data sitting on external drives. Most of it is doubled up (at least I hope). I've signed him up to Crashplan, currently achieving 60GB a day without saturating our upload. But he's producing close to that much per day...

 

 

 

 

Yep. If I could find the numpty that thought asynchronous was a good idea....






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One day I realised that I never look at my photos.  So I stopped taking them.  Photo's were 90% of my backed up data.

 

My music is from cloud providers and everything else fits on a sticks that lives at work.

 

 





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