In this day and age of the modern digital camera, with serious amateurs shooting in raw all the time, I'd just like to know how you guys back up all your photos. My workflow process is still somewhat inefficient and unconventional, at times inconsistent, so i have files all over the place. I have backed up most of my photos on DVDs, and another copy on my computer and laptop's HDD. But this has caused my laptop HDD to be almost entirely filled up with photos.
So my question is, do you:
1) Buy external HDDs like WD, Seagate etc in sizes of >350GB and just leave your photos in there until you want to use them, or
2) Leave them in your computer HDD like me, or
3) Burn them into DVDs that require a certain amount of archiving and accounting skills, or
4) Upload them entirely onto Flickr and tell yourself they won't ever lose your photos, or
5) you have alarming sums of money and you have an entire RAID system in your store room, or
6) All of, or a combination of above (if so, do state which and why)
Silly me has just realized that Flickr allows you to post direct to your blog. Which saves me alot of web server space of which i only have 800mb under my host name. This is really attractive especially with the no limit upload for flickr. I'm just not comfortable with the fact that everything is archived in someone else's database not maintained by me.
p.s. Do take into consideration ease of editing, ease of retrieval and archival using applications like lightroom.
Thanks in advance