Back ups of digital files

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  • Louis Foubare
    Louis Foubare
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    on: July 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Ignacio’s article is terrific. He is way more advanced than I am since my main RAID backups at home are all RAID1. I do not use Softraid.

    I segregate my backups by RAW Euro (including all outside the US) and RAW USA. Then for my C1 Sessions I also segregate them by C1 Euro and C1 USA. Yes, that makes for 4 RAID1 devices each with 2×14 or 2x16TB drives in each RAID device, but if one RAID device fails it is only a portion of my total images until such time as I can rebuild the data in the RAID enclosure. I also have all that same data on 4 separate 14 or 16TB HHD-RAW Euro, RAW USA, C1 Euro and C1 USA in a 4 non-RAIDED drive enclosure. I also use Irinoco cases for 4 additional HDD with all data as above making for 3 copies of both RAW and C1 Sessions at the house.

    As for remote backup, I use Samsung 4TB SSD’s that I keep current once a month or before and after a trip or after heavy processing/reprocessing of C1 Sessions. I have 3 for RAW images and 3 for C1 Sessions for a total of 6 SSD drives. When ever I need more space I can just purchase another 4TB SSD for either RAW or C1 Sessions. I use the OWC Drive Dock to easily and quickly transfer data to these SSD drives.

    I use Apple computers and would like to know of Apple software which can accomplish auto backups or refreshments of data from one device to another. Thank you.

    Dave Chew
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    Re: Back ups of digital files
    Reply #1 on: July 9, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Hi Lou,

    I’ve used both Carbon Copy Cloner and Chronosync, currently the latter. They both do similar things. I don’t do anything exotic like email notifications, remote control or scripts; just basic time-based backups and “when connected” backups. Chronosync feels a bit more flexible but less “simple”. Chronosync handles one situation I have with a few folders I want to sync (Bi-directional) as opposed to a one-way backup.

    Dave

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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Back ups of digital files
    Reply #2 on: July 9, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I been using ChronoSync for timed backups for many years. I like it a lot. The “pay once, upgrade are forever free” model is attractive too. There have been valuable upgrades over the years, such as ability to sync with Amazon S3 servers.

    Jeremy

    Louis Foubare
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    Re: Back ups of digital files
    Reply #3 on: July 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks Dave and Jeremy,

    I did not know about ChronoSync. I will look into it.

    Lou

    Hugh Sakols
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    Re: Back ups of digital files
    Reply #4 on: July 9, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    What if my main drive is configured for RAID 0?Will this give me a significant boost in speed over a single non RAID drive?   Can I then clone this to individual drives as a backup where speed is not an issue?

    Dave Chew
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    Reply #5 on: July 9, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    What if my main drive is configured for RAID 0?Will this give me a significant boost in speed over a single non RAID drive? Can I then clone this to individual drives as a backup where speed is not an issue?

    This is exactly what I do. My “main” drive is a (4) drive RAID 0 SSD that backs up to other other slower HDD units. Not all my images reside on that “main” drive, but it has all my worked images. Those other, slower drives house my entire image library.

    Dave

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