Finding a good and yet affordable workflow and backup system is a tough task for most of us. Being not overly technical, it took me a decade to get to a point where my images felt safe.
At some point in our photographic career, most of us have that disastrous moment where we either delete files without having them backed up or lose a hard drive due to a failure or simple clumsiness before having a second copy of it.
In this video, I go through my workspace as well as how I back up my images using a mix of portable location drives, tethering, main archive drive, which are under $100 each, and two Backblaze accounts. With the price of cloud backups and hard drives constantly plummeting, if you don't already have a solid three-location backup system, now is a great time to buy into one before the inevitable happens.
Being a non-techy kinda guy, I am sure there are better and fancier setups out there; I am constantly advised to buy into a NAS system, but I worry more that my technical limitations will cause a massive data loss using something more advanced than my more basic and manual system that has evolved over a decade.
Once my work is delivered to the client, I only keep two physical hard drive copies that are in turn duplicated to Backblaze; as far as I am concerned, this is a pretty safe method for my archives, if not a little slow when trawling through 20 TB+ of data to retrieve files.
What is your backup system like?