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    Been seriously thinking about some off site backup. An online option would seem to be a good option. Been looking at some of the offerings by various companies.

    Just wondering if anyone is using an online backup service and what your experience is?

    SOS online backup seems to offer speedy file transfer but bit pricey than the norm.
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    I've gone for a local setup with two 4TB drives in Raid 1 configuration connected into my local network. This has worked well and I was thankful for it when the Win7 PC failed as I had already backup the data on to it. I appreciate that it is not the same as an off site backup that would be valuable in the case of a major disaster at home but it doesn't cost me a monthly fee. Wouldn't the remote on line option lock you into a regular outlay that may well increase as you add more data to it?

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    Been there, done that... Works well, but gets exceedingly expensive as time goes on, plus there's no g'tee that the vendor won't go belly-up, leaving you high & dry... I use two external drives. One stays permanently attached (unless I'm away) and takes a weekly backup (daily if I'm processing a load), and a second which is stored in a fire-proof safe off site, which takes a full monthly backup. Works for me at minimal cost and I have full control... HTH...
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    Thanks for comments, cost is a consideration and its likely to rise. Currently have 2 external drives, one a backup of the other. Only concern is there are in same physical location.

    Other option is I have garage as separate building where I have access to my network so thinking of a drive that has ethernet port that I can site in there its probably a good compromise.
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    Just been through the deadly puter crash scenario ,I had two external hard drives ,plus managed to get my 1tb HD out of my old I.mac ,the main problem is both my old externals were usb2 and just had to buy a usb3 case for the i.mac drive ,looks like the others will need upgrading to ,got to really consider one whether I can really be bothered and two does it justify the expense

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    I use a time capsule 4Tb drive for "on-line" backup (both my wife's iMac and mine back up to this automatically in the background), I have a 2Tb USB drive permanently attached (again backup is automatic in the background) and I have a 2Tb portable drive which I back up to on a weekly basis, otherwise it's kept in the firesafe at work.

    I use Carbon Copy backup software on the Macs.
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    I looked at online and in the end I just wasn't happy with service from reviews or costs, so in the end did what most do and have a couple of large drives one gets backed to weekly the other monthly and that works just fine....
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    I back up my PC at home periodically. I also use Dropbox (79 1 TB pa?) which synchronises all the files across to my laptop too. I then back up the DropBox folder from my laptop to an external HDD at work (occasionally). That way I have data on the PC at home, on a external HDD at home, on the DropBox web site, on my laptop and on a external HDD drive at work. That way I sleep at night.
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    I also use Dropbox (79 1 TB pa?)
    so I presume just your edited, works of art !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    so I presume just your edited, works of art !!
    It's plenty for me at the moment - but I only got my first DSLR four years ago. If I think a RAW is not worthy I will delete it - I know some keep everything.
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