Stephen Bay's Photography Blog

End of Year Checklist for Photographers

Here’s a short end-of-year checklist for photgraphers. Make sure you have up-to-date backups of your files. If you don’t have any backups, now is a great time to start. The general rule is that you should have 3 copies of your data with at least one offsite. The offsite copy could be a hard drive at the inlaws house or in a safety deposit box. You can also use a cloud provider like Backblaze or Crashplan.

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Crashplan Throttling and Switching to Backblaze

I have been a longtime user of Crashplan’s cloud backup service. I signed up in 2015, initially on the home program for $5/month and then switched to the small business plan for $10/month. It seemed to work well and at the start I had a only few TB of data. The upload wasn’t super speedy but it wasn’t terrible either. I don’t remember exactly how long it took me to upload everything but it was probably a month or two.

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