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 often do you need to do a backup? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses how often backups are needed.
- So the question arises,…how often is it appropriate to backup?…And the answer is, technically,…every single time a change is made to the working volume,…a backup wants to be made.…Practically, that's impossible.…If you only work once a week, a weekly backup is plenty.…On the other hand, if you're working every single day,…a backup more often makes sense.…If you backup weekly, then all of the data that has happened…between now and the previous backup,…should the main drive fail,…you've lost that week's worth of work.…
The best practice is to backup daily.…I do that using software from bombich.com,…B-O-M-B-I-C-H dot com,…called Carbon Copy Cloner.…Carbon Copy Cloner sets a schedule and every night,…it backs up my working volume to the first backup,…then it backs up my working volume to the second backup,…then it does it to the off site location.…Each copy is made from the working volume,…not from the backup.…
So every backup is a copy of the working volume.…I use what's known as incremental backup.…The software looks at the files on the working drive…
- 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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