Backup best practices guide at dpBestflow.org

Backup seems like easy enough concept (just have copy of files, right?) but there are really numerous ways it can go wrong (or not go right when needed).

I wanted for a while to look up some good guide on backup overall and recently came up on one at dpBestflow site.

What it offers

Site overall is collection of best practices for digital photography. Since keeping actual photos safe is important part of the process it includes extensive section on backup.

Multiple aspects of backup are covered to show how to build consistent and comprehensive backup routine.

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Best parts

Site doesn’t touch specific tools (more than enough of those around). It focuses on basic principles of backup types, common threats to data and even advantages and downsides of specific backup storages.

System configurations section is especially impressive. It has solid backup schemes for anything from single computer to multiple computers with remote server on top scenarios.

Downsides

Because of photography specifics (numerous and relatively large files) guide is a little dismissive about Internet storage.

Those are valid points, but for smaller amounts of data (such as documents) online services like Dropbox offer free/affordable offsite backup option.

Overall

Excellent guide. Highly recommended to read and check with when creating and managing backup routines.

Link http://www.dpbestflow.org/links/39

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4 Comments

  • Trouble with this page. Didn’t load on first try. Some text is cut off and if the READ MORE notes are supposed to be links, they aren’t working. OR, maybe they are just an invitation to do my own research :)

  • @kelltic

    Seriously… Are there any sites online you don’t have problems with? :)

    Everything on that site works for me in Opera, Firefox and even IE…

    Upd: I am being slow. And so are you. That is screenshot. Link is at the end of post. Both as usual. :)))

  • I have no trouble with any other sites. Only yours. I guess that was really really stupid of me to think that Read More was a link. I won’t make that mistake again.

  • @kelltic

    Sorry, no offense. It just took me back to turning every stone upside down in search of why site might be working weird for you. :) And I misunderstood at first that it is dpbestflow site that isn’t working for you.

    By the way how it works for you overall lately?

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