Backing up is always a hotly debated topic. Even just whether to back up or not is often a cause of conflict in a lot of social media photography groups. And even if you have chosen to backup your work, you’ll see three million responses describing exactly how you should back everything up in order to ensure you never lose anything – and they’ll all be different. Ultimately, everybody has the workflow that works best for them.
But what will work best for you? If you’re just thinking about backing up your photos and video, or even if you do already but you want to learn more about other backup technologies, this video from Gordon Laing will set you off on the right foot. In it, he talks about a whole bunch of different backup options along with the pros and potential cons of each.
It’s a very thorough look into the world of various backup options that are available out there today from small portable SSDs through large capacity NAS storage and remote cloud backups and a few others in between. It’s important to understand that there is no one backup solution that suits everybody. And some people might require two separate and independent backup solutions depending on their specific needs.
You may even need to look into other backup techniques for creating copies of your cards while still out in the field. I’ve covered a couple of my mobile backup workflows here on DIYP before. Gordon’s video primarily deals with backup at the point of editing rather than the point of capture. But after you’ve had a watch of it, you’ll be much closer to knowing if your existing methods will continue to work for you or if you might need to change your backup strategy a little!
How solid is your current backup solution? Do you even have a backup solution right now?