Your hard drive has crashed, are your images safe, well I hope so, if you have backed them up. Keeping up to date duplicates of all your important pictures is one of the smartest things you can do.
Keeping all your files organised is one of the first steps to successfully backing up all your images. Keep the one location on your computer where all the files are organised.
These days it is so easy to provide a reliable back up solution and it is so cheap.
CD and DVD Discs
It is so easy to create multi disc archives that can store gigabytes of information. Multiple DVD’s can store huge amounts of data.
External Hard Drives
External hard drives now are very cheap and they come in very large sizes, even up to 1TByte.
Use a Dedicated Backup Utility
A dedicated backup utility will assist greatly and make it much easier to backup your data on a regular basis. You will need to consider the cost of the backup solution and also if it fits in with the way you work.
There is no point in having a quality backup solution if you do not implement it on a regular basis, even if it is as frequently as daily.
Store the Duplicates Securely
Think about all the eventualities that can occur and consider them all in safe and secure storage of your backups. The following things will need to be considered:
- Hard drive crashes
- Electrical surges
Also consider off site storage if that is warranted to counter some of the above considerations.