WHY DO WE DO THAT….?
There’s no point in telling you what we do, without telling you why – so here is our reason behind each step…
Studio Hard Drive – RAW Backups
By backing up our RAW files at the studio immediately, this will firstly give us an off-site (from the office) backup of the RAW files, but also instantly let us know if there is a problem with the memory card, allowing us to revert to the backup memory card in the camera.
This is where most of our editing work is carried out – so this is where our most current (less than 6 months old) files live.
This not only gives us a backup of our main computers files, but also allows us access to any of our files from our laptops.
Our online backup means that even in there is a major catastrophe in the office (flood, fire, theft etc) all of our files are still backed up off-site (in a different country!)
Archive Hard Drives
Photography uses a lot of hard drive space! Our archive drives are just regular hard drives, which are either connected to a machine or stored in a cupboard. For files up to 2 years old, we keep two copies of the drives. For files older than 2 years, we only have a single copy, and that is safely stored on-site.