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    My photos are eating my harddisk space FAST! I wonder how you guys backup and store your photos? Using DVDs? Buying some extra harddisks? Or maybe some other options? Please share. Thanks!
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    i backup my photos on DVDs or CDRs. normally hv a separate folder for each overseas trip or theme.

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    second HDD
    and back up to DVD or CD.

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    I have totally no backups and my HD is a time bomb, waiting to detonate. LOL.

    Extra hard disks would be great.

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    160GB external HDD
    plus my laptop has 2 harddisks (but only 40GB each) so i try to store pics in both (all 3 rather)

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    external hard disk, too lazy and time consuming to burn DVD and rot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptyap View Post
    My photos are eating my harddisk space FAST! I wonder how you guys backup and store your photos? Using DVDs? Buying some extra harddisks? Or maybe some other options? Please share. Thanks!
    i practise massive deletion policy

    every now and then i just go back to my photos

    and delete whatever i think no longer appeals to me =)

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    How i wish I got 2 of the Seagate ES 250GB (I think SLS have them at only $129 ) under raid setup.

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    I just burn to DVD. DVDs so cheap these days.

    And I label them by date.

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    I store them in my external HDD.

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    Backup a copy in external harddisk after transferring out from CF and burn to DVD every few months (lazy).

    The photo are stored in folders label according to the date taken and I'll also include a README.TXT which describle the location / purpose of the photos (for backup copy only).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptyap View Post
    My photos are eating my harddisk space FAST! I wonder how you guys backup and store your photos? Using DVDs? Buying some extra harddisks? Or maybe some other options? Please share. Thanks!
    External HDD.

    1 for your RAW files.
    1 for my aperture library.
    1 for my aperture vault (backup).
    1 for PSD version after retouching/PP. PSD format instead of TIF because it retains the layers so you can always go back to edit if necessary.

    Exported files (jpgs) are stored in CD/DVD.

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    Thanks for all the replies! Another question: how many of you store also the PSD files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptyap View Post
    Thanks for all the replies! Another question: how many of you store also the PSD files?
    I do, as mentioned in my previous post.

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    External HDD.

    1 for your RAW files.
    1 for my aperture library.
    1 for my aperture vault (backup).
    1 for PSD version after retouching/PP. PSD format instead of TIF because it retains the layers so you can always go back to edit if necessary.

    Exported files (jpgs) are stored in CD/DVD.
    Wow! You r very organized. Just curious, what is aperture library?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F2point8 View Post
    Wow! You r very organized. Just curious, what is aperture library?
    http://www.apple.com/aperture/ ?

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    My computer has two 500GB HDDs. One HDD is used for backup only, I just do a full disc backup of the first HDD to the second one. This is done on weekly basis. I also keep backup copies of the photos on an external USB HDD. Last but not least I keep backup DVD copies of the photos and of my bussines/personal files in a Cisco safe deposit box. So I guess my photos are well enough protected
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    I see. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mutabor View Post
    My computer has two 500GB HDDs. One HDD is used for backup only, I just do a full disc backup of the first HDD to the second one. This is done on weekly basis. I also keep backup copies of the photos on an external USB HDD. Last but not least I keep backup DVD copies of the photos and of my bussines/personal files in a Cisco safe deposit box. So I guess my photos I well enough protected
    Wow! Well protected indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F2point8 View Post
    Wow! You r very organized. Just curious, what is aperture library?
    Aperture library is a folder create by the program aperture. What it does is that when you download a RAW file into your computer via aperture, (which you can sort, rename, organize within the program), the physical RAW files are stored in the "library". When you edit your the RAW file with aperture, instead of physically altering the file, aperture writes a set of instructions and store them in folders along with your RAW inside the library. This means that it is "non-damaging" in nature and at anytime it can be returned to its "default" settings.

    However, if you need to look for the physicaly RAW in the folder, it can be a pain in the ass, which is why I have a separate HDD just to store the RAW as is. The program also allows you to create backups of what you have done with the files, and it is known as the "vault", so by "syncing" the program, you are effectively duplicating an identity library in another HDD which is by default "read only" This way, if anything happens to your original work library, you have a "vault" to fall back to, and if that fails, simply assess the RAW HDD to redownload into aperture.

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