1. If you haven’t backed-up your data in the last couple days, now is the time to do it. Go now, the class can wait.
2. Floundering for ideas to create a streamlined back-up strategy? Check out Scott Kelby’s strategy here – it’s nearly identical to my own. I’ve been meaning to write an update on how I backup my stuff, but Kelby’s post this morning is so close to the one I’d have written, I’m just going to point you there.
I got my DROBO last week and have yet to fill it with drives, so for now I use a 1TB LaCie for the redundant archives, another for offsite backup at a friend’s studio, and I use Hyperdrives instead of the Epson P5000 (Here’s a solid review of the Hyperdrive from Luminous Landscape.) I haven’t used Apple’s Time Capsule either, and instead just use a LaCie drive and SuperDuper to create a bootable copy every two days.
However you do it, do it simply, do it redundantly, do it often, do it now.
When I first started blogging I did a Home Office Smackdown and readers sent in pics of their home offices. Very complicated. A friend, Jordan Nielsen, posted something similar this morning and in a moment of boredom I decided to play along and will link this to his comments. I invite you to link yours […]
Scott Kelby has finally come to his senses and abandoned his No Blog Wednesday policy in favour of Guest Blog Wednesdays. It’s clear the man needs a break, but why make us suffer, right? (Totally kidding, Scott!) – Head over to Photoshop Insider for the first guest post by Vincent Versace. If you’ve been enjoying […]
Mpix – Silly Name, Incredible Prints
This is likely not the first time you’ve heard about Mpix.com but I need to add my voice to the chorus praising their service and quality. While I was down at NAPP HQ last month, Scott Kelby was showing me some of the prints he’d had done by Mpix on the Kodak Metallic paper and […]
Go AWAY (Or, Today is Calibrate and Backup Day)
Stop reading this blog right now (ok, not RIGHT now, finish the post, then stop) and go do two things: 1. Calibrate your display. 2. Backup your drives. OK, you done? You can come back now.