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.