Received my 1tb My passport ultra today
I think you have to buy the activation key for using Pro version...Do i have to buy the activation code to upgrade to WD Smartware Pro or is it free?
Should i just copy and paste file for backup or use the software? Any advantages or disadvantages?
Amit bhai, Your backup strategy depends on your data volume and your data loss tolerance.I need suggestions regarding my backup strategy.
I have got following drives which I want to put to use.
- Seagate USB 3.0 1TB portable HDD
- Seagate USB3.0 2TB portable HDD
- WD Mybook 4TB Desktop HDD
My main PC has OS installed on 256GB SSD and has additonal 2TB 7200RPM disk.
I intend to make use of regular but incremental/differential backup from PC on 2TB portable HDD and then mirror it to WD 4TB.
Now I am not quite sure how to make better use of 1TB portable HDD. Any suggestion/feedback from the group?
I am getting Lightroom CC subscription and would also need suggestion on how to better manage LR catalog in this setup I have.
I would be using Amazon Drive for cloud storage of RAW/JPEG images.
As of today it stands at nearly 1TB.How much data do you have?
So I guess I can do backup from pc to 2tb and mirror it to 4Tb. Planning to use Acronis True Image for backup purpose.Amit bhai, Your backup strategy depends on your data volume and your data loss tolerance.
I will tell you my photo management strategy.
I have a laptop with 512 GB SSD, two external USB 3.0 HDDs of 2 TB each.
My current data is only 1.2TB. I backup only RAW+JPG photos/documents and negligible volume of videos.
** LR Catalog **
My LR catalog is hosted on the local SSD drive.
I manually copy all folders(images) to my laptop and primary HDD as soon as I finish a shoot. I move old folders to HDD using LR. This makes sure, metadata is not lost and I can review my old images when I attach my HDD to the laptop.
** Backup Strategy **
Both my HDDs are mirrored copies. I use a custom script (written by me) to mirror my primary HDD to Secondary. I have scheduled this script to run frequently (using windows task scheduler) . So practically, as soon as both the HDD are connected to the laptop, this script detects it and starts mirroring. This is an automatic background procedure. This makes sure, I do not have to remember to mirror my HDDs manually.
I use only OFFLINE backups. No ONLINE backups.