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. What exactly is a backup? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses what a backup is.
- Throughout the entire working life…of a digital photographer,…or anybody that does something digital,…all of our stuff is stored on a hard drive.…And usually we just have the working drive.…And that is, that's a crapshoot.…And I mean, like, rolling the dice…because sooner or later it's going to come up snake eyes…and this is going to quit…and all your data is going to go poof.…We need to talk about backups.…So what is a backup?…This drive right over here is our working drive.…
All of our data is there.…A backup is a copy of that drive.…So even if this is in protected storage…like we've already discussed,…it's still not a backup.…If something happens to that box,…even with all of those drives that protect each other,…the data can still go away.…It's not really safe until there's another copy.…
- 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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