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. How many copies do you need of a backup? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses how many backup copies you need.
- The next question is how many copies…of the backup do I really have to have to be safe?…Well, the working volume is the original set of files.…A backup copy of the working volume…protects against user errors,…like accidentally deleting a group of images that you need…because you thought you were flagging them…and instead you rejected them…and deleted them from the disk.…All you have to do is open the backup…and transfer the missing files into the working drive,…so everything's saved.…
The second backup is stored offsite.…It protects the first two from tragedies like fire,…mudslides, earthquakes.…Anything that could destroy all of your data…in your area where you work,…that's what the offsite backup protects.…If there's not a lot of data to be stored,…the third backup can be kept in the cloud.…There are a couple of warnings…that I want to share with you, however.…Upload and download speeds are a huge factor.…
Remember that upload speeds are usually a fraction…of download speeds, so it can take months…to upload several terabytes to a cloud storage system.…
- 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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