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post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Scaling New Heights
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Posts: 98

I recently converted my collection to DNG. I go with a mix of local (Timecapsule) and cloud ( - $5/month) backup. The local drive is mostly for quick recovery of the OS, while the online backup is in case the house burns down.

Another option would be a USB hard drive that you periodically send to someone you don't live with. But the cost of that over time is probably similar to a cheap online backup solution. I agree that DVDs give a false sense of confidence. Backup offsite and make a point of verifying your backups every once in a while. Expect to change formats every ten years or so.
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