After a member had a rather unfortunate experience with the external hard drive which held their photos, it’s probably worth reminding everyone to make sure to back up all photos in at least 2 places.
I have a working copy on my laptop, and backups on 2 servers, but that is part of my normal way of working with all things IT. For those of you who don’t really do computers, I’ve put an advert/link on the right of the page to download the Backblaze app (Windows or Mac) to keep copies for you “in the cloud”. Once it”s installed you need to create an account …
There is a trial period, then the charge is $5 / month (about £3) which backs up both your computer and any external hard drives on USB or FireWire etc, (but not Network Attached drives) no limits on storage, and there is a way of getting your files back from how they were yesterday…. It takes quite a few weeks for the initial backup of all your data to complete, and if you have an Internet deal with very limited transfer each month this is not for you.
If enough sign up we’ll get a little money back for the club