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My Photo Backup Strategy

You loose your data once and you become an extra careful person. Such is my case at the moment. last month i lost about 700+ photographs of mine clicked during 2011 and the first half of 2012. The hard drive where these photos were (so-called) backup-up crashed (I wish there was an alarm system to notify user before any external hard drive crashes). I took my external hard drive to a technician to see if i can recover my photographs, but my bad, not a single photo could be recovered.

Later when I told this to my friends, I got to know that I was not the only one who went through this accidental accident. There are many of us who get through this situation quite often. Then I started my research on photo backup options and found that I was a fool to use just one backup drive (External hard drive). My photos should have been stored at least three other locations. Then only it would have been a solid photo backup .

Never mind, now I’ve learned a simple way to create an easy backup of all my digital photos.

Here’s what we do

1. Take a backup of your photos from your camera to your Multimedia Storage Viewer or any other photo viewing device. Keep the ones you think are worth and delete the rest in order to save the space.

2. The second thing is the external hard drive. One thing we all should understand is that these hard drives do not come with a life expectancy. They can malfunction and crash without any prior notice.

3. The third option is the Home desktop. I have a dedicated machine which I use for photo backup only. I strictly don’t access my mail accounts on this desktop in order to keep my photos safe.

4. Just because I lost lots of my photographs, I’ve become extra precocious. So, I keep a copy on an external hard drive in my office too.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...