Online Backup Services
Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:15 PM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:40 PM
Edited to add:
I looked a little further. This first link looks biased, but the cost for unlimited seems fair to me, and the fact that they can do monthly billing is kinder to my budget than some others.
I'm seriously considering looking into this.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:04 PM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:02 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:37 AM
I used to use Carbonite they were very good but at the time I used them it wouldn't back up an EHD. It might do now, I'm not sure.
I did consider MyPCBackup, but didn't like their tactics. I did a trial, but when I worked out how much it would cost for the amount of stuff I had, decided it wasn't worth it. After I uninstalled the soft ware they bombarded me with emails, offering the service for increasing lower prices. That put me off for good, I hate those sort of tactics.
I now use Livedrive, but I think they are a UK only company, the company DH works for recommended them and the service has been fantastic.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:37 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:05 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:34 AM
I also use Smugmug as a backup. It's for sharing and selling photographs but you can upload an unlimited amount of full resolution images so it's great for backing up too. I like having my photos and scrapbook pages backed up in multiple places (I also have two EHDs) for added insurance. Also, I like having both automatic backup -- Backblaze -- and manual back up -- Smugmug -- so if I miss something, Backblaze will catch it, while I have the assurance that things are being backed up because I'm doing it myself as well. It's part of my picture-processing and scrapbooking routines: at the end, I upload them to Smugmug.
I can't remember if my site is in my siggy, so here's the link, if you'd like to check out what a Smugmug site can look like. What you won't see is that I have zillions of unlisted galleries where I upload ALL of my pictures, so they're backed up but not shared with the world. I do let my mom see them though.
Good luck with your choice!
I use a Canon Rebel T1i and PSE10.
my photos and layouts
Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:35 AM
And I find it irritating that sites charge extra for an EHD. Why? To me, a file is a file no matter where it comes from.
Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:32 AM
Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:11 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:38 AM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:41 PM
It's working on my EHD now, which is a 1TB drive that is about 2/3 full.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:20 PM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:57 PM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:27 PM
Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:17 AM
I agree. I've used Carbonite for years and have had to restore my files twice, once because my motherboard caught on fire and shot flames out of the front of the tower and the second time because I upgraded my system. The files were restored in a matter of a few hours. I also use Carbonite at my business. Love the customer service!
EEK!!! I think that would damage me psychologically for a long time!!!
My EHD is where all of my photos and scrapping supplies live. I have a lot of it backed up on DVDs, but I will feel lots better once this process is complete.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:26 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:31 AM
I do have a follow up question. What is the difference between online back-up services and places like Shutterfly, Picasa,and Photobucket? I mean I know the obvious difference but I would just like clarification. Also in the past I didn't save the zip files but now that I know better I'm going to be saving them. Can you save them to the online back-up places? What about the photo storage places. I plan to copy them to CDs/DVDs. But after what happened it seems like nothing is safe.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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