Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Backing up to the cloud, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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I'm going to continue my discussion of hard drives, and this is one of my…favorites of the bunch.…This is a Buffalo CloudStor hard drive, and what makes it unique from the other…hard drives that we've talked about is that I can access my information across…the Internet far, far away, and I will show you how that works in a minute.…But basically this is about the size of a toaster, it contains two hard drives…that mirror, RAID-1 Mirroring, we've talked about that before. It has an…Ethernet connection that connects to the network. The USB connection is not for…connecting to the computer, but if you want to plug another hard drive into it…for quick downloading.…
Basically the way that it works is that you connect it to the Internet, and then…you can access it from all sorts of different devices; not only computers, but…also tablets, and even mobile devices.…So this is a very powerful software. What Buffalo did was they collaborated…with someone who specializes in this; Pogoplug, and I really think it's the best…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups