Backing-Up Underway

I know this is ‘good for me’ but it’s a pain-in-the-ass.

Now that the drive is partitioned and formatted, I’m backing-up through the USB port. It’s just photos to begin with, but it’s mind boggling. This PC (one of three with photo collections) has 28,117 pictures and videos to archive.

From time-to-time the process seems to stop. It’s possible I’ve hit a video file there, some of which are multiple gigabytes long!

I know this is ‘good for me’ but it’s a pain-in-the-ass. The big question is, once I’ve done this will I have the guts to move these files off the computer?

2 thoughts on “Backing-Up Underway”

  1. Geoff,

    Don’t remove them from the computer. That’s the whole point of backing up. Now you have all your photos in two places. If a hard drive fails you’re still ok. If you delete them from your computer and the backup drive fails you’re up the creek.

  2. Geoff,

    I bought a 250GB external drive for just the same purpose. I have removed all of the photos from the computer. I also back up the photos to a dvd data disc and upload some of my better photos to an online photo service. From a work flow standpoint, I actually think it is easier for me to find stuff now.


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