Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs.
Is there a service that will archive terabytes of information to optical media for me?
Like a lot of folks that do any amount of shooting with a modern DSLR, I've got a huge number of files that grow faster than I can easily backup to DVDs. When file sizes were smaller, I burned DVDs every time I pulled images off the camera. With the output file size of today's cameras, that became so much of a hassle that I stopped.
I've got a decent hard drive backup system in place (and am working on a better one), but would like to dump everything to DVDs from time to time as well. So, what I'm looking for is a service where I can send them one or more external hard drives and get it back along with a set of DVDs containing a mirror of the drive's contents.
If such a service doesn't yet exist, does anyone have recommendations for a product that would let me do this myself? (The main thing I've been able to find is the Aleratec RoboRacer products
A few notes:
- I use "DVDs" above, but blu-ray would be an option as well.
- I know that I could use software to split the data myself and burn it via a built in drive, but I'd prefer not to babysit the process feeding switching out hundreds of disks.
- I've tried using online backup services, but my connection (which is the fastest I can get) is to slow to work effectively with them. If I stopped adding files right now, the first backup wouldn't complete until sometime in 2012.