Backing up your data is one of the most crucial steps of the data asset management process. This ensures that your digital files are not only safe in one location, but in multiple locations in case something happens. A technique to use is 3-2-1 backup. In this video, Kevin Ames discusses why you need to utilize 3-2-1 backup.
- In 3-2-1 backup, we're looking at three copies…of all of the work, there's the working volume.…There's the backup that's kept locally, so the two…of 3-2-1 is two copies in the local working studio.…The one of 3-2-1 is the offsite backup.…The offsite backup can be connected by the internet…or let's say that you have dinner at a friend's house…once a week, you can take your backup copy to that friend,…pull the old backup copy and use it to backup the next time,…and the next time you get together with him,…just exchange those drives.…
It can be as simple as that or you can use…cloud backup storage, or you can have a network offsite…that you backup to every night…using the internet connection.…3-2-1, just to summarize, is three copies,…the working volume, the backup on site,…so two copies on site, and one offsite.…It's a really great strategy.…While it's not fail safe, things can still go…horribly wrong, for instance a flood…can take out everything, your studio and your friend's…if it was at a low lying coastal area, and you're finished.…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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