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« on: October 08, 2007, 11:51:45 PM »

Hi Everyone
I'm trying to figure out a way to burn dvds only at the end of each week and to have a remotely-stored database to tell me where my files are. These dvds would be in addition to 2 sets of hard drives at the studio which would archive all my work as well.
I'm wondering if anyone else has considered such a backup strategy. I'm especially interested to know what people think would be a good way to work on projects and then have a system to keep track of what are the modified folders and have some backup program automatically make a disk with that day's date on it.
Any thoughts?
Andy Collings
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 07:57:36 PM »

First thing, split your archive files from the working files - this makes everything simpler.

Working files - unless extremely high value - are probably fine with a 3 hard drive system, especially if one is offline/offsite.
Wrangle all works in progress in a Working Files folder so that you only have one place to backup.

I wait until files are in the permanent archive before burning DVDs.

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