Re: [BCAB] preserving photos recordings etc. Ibrahim Gucukoglu 20 Nov 2012 08:35 GMT

Hi Graham.

If it were me doing the backing up, I'd choose one of the many external hard
drives available in both desktop and portable varieties.  Many of them come
with backup software provided which gives limited but sufficient capability
to back up the contents of your archive, however separately programs are
available either as upgrades to the supplied software or other commercial
offerings.  It all depends on how portable you need the archive to be and
how often you need to make changes, add to it etc.  Seagate make an
excellent range of hard drives specifically designed for backing up data and
with this in mind, supply comprehensive backup software.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Page
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:09 AM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] preserving photos recordings etc.

Hi all.

What is the best way of backing up important documents such as photos,
recordings of family members, etc?

I am often asked this question but I'm not really sure of the answer.  The
solution needs to be relatively simple and straight forward and ideally it
should not involve moving parts.  The choices as I see it are cds or dvds,
sd cards or USB flash disks.

Which of these is the most reliable for reasonably long term storage?  Are
there particular brands I should look for?  I know for example that on
cheaper CDr disks, the protective covering on the part of the disk you write
to can deteriorate over time.  I realise buying good quality media helps a
lot but I would be interested to know which media is more reliable.

Regards

Graham

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