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It is recommended, and a good idea to make a backup file of your RAW photos on an external drive or site, so if anything  happens to the originals, you can always retreat your backup file,

 

I know this but rarely follow up on, Last week my house was robbed. Along with my photo gear, they stole my laptop which contained a good number of my photos from this past Winter. I say a good number because I don't have a copy of all my images backup anywhere.

 

My photo gear will be replaced, but some of my photos are gone forever.

 

 

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So sorry to hear that.

 

The principle of backup is best remember by  3 2 1

 

3 - Copies of every file - I do this as soon as the card come out of the camera

2 - Different medias that is at least two different hard drives used - as part of the out of camera backup routine 

1 - Stored backup  off-site

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune.

 

My machine backs up to two twin hard drives each day automatically. Then I back up to a separate drive which is stored off site.

 

Allan

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So sorry to hear that.

 

The principle of backup is best remember by  3 2 1

 

3 - Copies of every file - I do this as soon as the card come out of the camera

2 - Different medias that is at least two different hard drives used - as part of the out of camera backup routine 

1 - Stored backup  off-site

+1

 

Kumar, India

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Sound advice.

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