Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Recovering from a file-system-managed backup, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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This maybe the easiest movie that you watch all day, because we are going to talk…about what do you do if one of your hard drives that has your pictures on it…crashes, but you've been backing up the way you're supposed to?…For example, I have all of my pictures here on this external hard drive ordered…the way that we've talked about in the past.…And I have them backed up onto another hard drive.…This could also be the pictures are living on your computer, that's copy one, and…then copy two are on an external hard drive.…
Either way, you have everything mirrored on both drives, and that's the main thing.…Remember, I keep talking about consistency, and how consistency is important.…So if one of those drives goes down, let's say your computer goes down, and you…have it them backed up on your hard drive. All you have to do is either fix your…computer, or maybe indulge yourself and get a new one.…Then all you have to do is just take that folder of images that you have been…taking such good care of, and drag it on to the new place.…
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