Since getting a new camera and renewing my love of photography, the quantity of images I've generated has quickly outstripped the size of my hard drive. It's only going to get worse, so I'm looking for a plan for both storing and backing up these files, especially if you've solved this same problem with a high volume of data. [more inside]
So I've got a macbook air. There is NOT a ton of room left on it. But somehow a bunch (like 25-30) photos I took were deleted. I'm still not sure how. And I want to restore JUST those photos. But as I understand it, I need to restore the entire library. And I don't have enough room for TWO libraries on this computer. So is it possible to just go back, look for the photos I want, and restore JUST those? If so...how? Latest mac OSX.
I've used Bitcasa for my online backup service since it came out. It's been very frustrating for me, especially in the last few months. Should I switch to another backup service or are all of them similar in quality? [more inside]
Trying to retrieve some local key-value storage info from Google Chrome from 3 hours ago, from before it got erased. Is this posisble? [more inside]
I have a mass of errata and cruft, plus the usual family pictures, etc. I haven't taken the time to see how large the data set is. What's the easiest online/cloud host to dump all of this in one place ? [more inside]
Help me come up with an external storage solution. I want to move a large amount of data off my computer, but also start performing regular backups of the computer, as well as the migrated data, if possible. [more inside]
I'm getting frequent alerts on my iPhone that my free 5gb of iCloud storage is full. Most of this is from years of photos on my phone--in fact, that's pretty much the only thing on my phone I would care about having backed up. I also think most/all of the images on my phone are already backed up to my computer in Lightroom. Is there a convenient/automatic way to handle what photos stay on my phone and what photos are backed up to iCloud? [more inside]
I've always backed my files on CDs and DVDs, but a few years back I decided to go for external hard disks because they seemed more practical. I would love to get SSD external hard disks, but they are very expensive. I'm currently looking at cloud-based backup solutions but I don't really know where to find something of quality that is private and relatively cheap. Any ideas? [more inside]
What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
How bad an idea is storing my backup disks (hard drives in my car)? [more inside]
I have about 8,000 photos on my home computer and I'd be bummed to lose them. It's time for me to learn about cloud storage. Halp? [more inside]
I want to consolidate the photo collections from 5 PCs and a Mac, fling them onto one drive (regularly backed up) and then access the drive from any of these computers with great convenience. Have you ever done anything like this? Any pointers? More inside... [more inside]
You generate a lot of video/audio/etc. You're a professional, but not a network or tv station, so you don't have millions of dollars to spend on media archiving and backup. What are your digital media backup and storage strategies? [more inside]
What is the best cloud-based backup solution? [more inside]
I want to sync two comps to my drobo over the network but I need to repartition. HalP! [more inside]
Can I use my iPod Touch as a backup for my pc/documents/pics/music? I thought they absolutely could be used for pics and music but then whats the deal with programs that aid in making your iPod Touch a legit hard drive? Alternatively, what to do with an iPod Touch now that I have another iDevice? [more inside]
I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs. [more inside]
Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use? (Summer 2010 edition) [more inside]
What do I do with Google Storage? [more inside]
Help me come up with best Mac based server and backup solution for a small business. [more inside]
BackupFilter: My new replacement laptop arrives tomorrow--help me make sure I don't forget anything critical in my backup process when I transfer everything to the new computer because I have to ship the old one back to Dell (hard drive as well). [more inside]
I'd like to import my DVD collection onto a harddrive but then be able to watch it through the tv. What are my options? [more inside]
Need recommendations for portable hard drives. The reviews on newegg and amazon are too rah rah or doomsday. [more inside]
What is your favorite Online Backing Service? and why?
I need a reliable service that is either free, or low, cost for my research files. What is the best option? [more inside]
What is the best work-flow process for handling digital photos from capture, processing to archive? [more inside]
I am looking for a secure backup/file access solution that allows me to mount the space as a drive as well as access the data through a web interface. I have tried many solutions but each one is missing a critical piece of the puzzle. [more inside]
What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
I'm selling my current computer soon. There's a few GB worth of files that I'd like to preserve. Are there any free or cheap online services that will provide this service? I'll only need access to it once or twice later on, to restore it on my new computer. I only have a few blank CDs and not enough time to burn everything, and no concurrent access to the two computers. Besides, I prefer flexible online access. On a related note, I'd like store some information about the files in a text file. In the good ol' DOS days, I could pipe the 'dir' output to a text file. Except these files have some metadata that can't be displayed in the command prompt. Equivalent functionality for Windows Explorer or other GUI shells?
I'm finishing up postproduction on a small digital video movie. I want to get a DLT tape storage system to back it up and send it off. However, I want to also use the same machine on my PC. [more inside]
I recently subscribed to an online backup service that offers 1GB for $9.95 a year. After joining the service I discovered that you upload one file at a time. No uploading of folders. Is zipping files and folders the best solution for getting large amounts of data backed up with this scenario? More below [more inside]
Now that Streamload charges based on storage use, my chosen backup solution is toast. Does anyone know of similar asynchronous pricing network storage services (e.g., uploads/storage very cheap, downloads expensive)? Or was it all too good to be true?
Small Los Angeles company (14 computers, 1 terabyte of info) needs a reliable and reasonably-priced off-site backup solution. Any ideas?
We are using Xdrive as the hosted storage/collaboration provider for our workgroup, but performance and access is inconsistent enough to warrant complaints. Does anyone have any experience with using another solution for a similar purpose? [more inside]
What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
Are there any CD/DVD folders, wallets, storage systems, etc. that are safer and less likely to scratch discs than others? Alternately, what is your favorite method for storing large quantities of CD/DVD's? [more inside]
Backup / Storage: I have a picture of an ideal product in my head. It connects via USB or Firewire, it contains two IDE drives that mirror each others. They're hot swappable, so if one fails, you just by another standard IDE drive of the same size and throw it in. All this is transparent to the machine accessing the device. It's under $300. Does this exist?