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    3.2 gigs of landscapes and riding pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    Really, you have an HD? I'll ask Kev if I can store my pics in his HD...not sure how safe they will be.
    Gail, you can't store pics on a HD. They eventually all become blurry from the constant vibration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    There isn't anyway you are going to outrun that ICBM on HD. I hope you have something faster.
    Oh, I've got something faster.

    Quote Originally Posted by gabentx View Post
    Unless SmugMug goes out of business, has a hardware failure of thier own, etc. Unlikely but possible. Kind of like preparing for the worst with your riding equipment. At least that's my thoughts.
    That isn't really a problem because I'd still have the pictures on my Hard Drive. Of course it would be a problem if BOTH of them went south at the same time (nuclear missle attack) but I'm comfortable with those odds, which I calculate to be in the billions.

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    I'm quickly eating up space since getting a 10 megapixel camera. I have a number of gigs that need to be backed up. As an IT guy (systems administrator) I'm obsessive about data backups and hardware redundancy. At home, I rarely back anything up. I know, it's kind of weird, since I know the nightmare that is lost data, Just last week I dug out an old unused hard drive and copied all the important stuff over there. That will work as a stopgap measure. I'd hate to be forced to spend a grand or more to send a failed hard drive off to some data recovery people to restore my trip photos. BTW: if anyone has a hard drive fail, those data recovery places can really, REALLY work wonders. Sometimes they can be expensive, but if you HAVE to have those files back, give one of them a call.

    Now I'm busy copying personal files off my work laptop to my home computer, since I'm changing jobs. Then I'll get my new laptop and start all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    I'm quickly eating up space since getting a 10 megapixel camera.
    I know the feeling. It gets worse if you have multiple versions of large .tif files that haven't been flattened in Photoshop. Years ago when I was messing around with X-Pan files the transparency scans were over 500 MB each!

    I probably have 10s of thousands of photo files on my hard drives. Once upon a time I made a semi-serious effort to back up those I felt were important. It was a lot of work and consumed a lot of time, so now I just wing it and hope for the best.

    A photographer friend of mine (works for a museum) keeps all his critical work on two mirrored hard drives, when the HDs fill up, he swaps them out, shelves them, and just adds new drives. Sort of expensive, but I guess if one's work has value, it's a prudent thing to do.

    Over the years I've accidentally deleted more files than I care to think about. I've got almost 11,000 images on Pbase and some of them are the only remaining versions--useless at 4"x6" and 72 dpi.
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    We got our 1st digital camera in 2000
    Voni got the camera, I got an external CD burner,
    Every now and then I would backup photos to CD.

    We start a new photos folder, with subfolders, lots of them, every year.

    Finding stuff from prior years off of CD got to be a big pain so I got an external hard drive for storage. Still burn CD's (now DVDs) too as archival backups. kept in a firesafe.

    The photos now stored on that external HD:

    27.2 gig
    41,746 files in 546 folders. That does not count 2008.

    Yikes!!!
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    But I have TWO grandboys!

    And sunsets.

    And sunrises.

    And mountains. And roads.

    I need all those pictures.

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    Voni, thanks for getting up early and getting those sunrise pics! I mean someone has to (and they are red!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    But I have TWO grandboys!

    And sunsets.

    And sunrises.

    And mountains. And roads.

    I need all those pictures.

    Voni
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    Voni,

    Are you at least putting comments of keywords on the pictures so they might make sense to the grandkids when you will them your plethora of images? My mother was a shutterbug and I have photos of family members going back 70-80 years - too bad I haven't a clue who half of the people are! I can't say that I'm even doing that myself yet, but it might be a good idea for those who get this stuph down the road..

    Cheers!
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