Category: Backup Pictures

How to ensure your scheduled backup is working under Windows 10

Like many of you, I have upgraded recently to Windows 10, since the upgrade is free for the first year. Soon after however, I have noticed that my nightly photo and media backup has stopped working. Since backing up my photos automatically is crucial for my peace of mind I became concerned because my backup software (SyncBack) kept showing error in the backup status. So, I started investigating…and found the answer.

Interview with online backup company BackBlaze

Ever since my first hard drive crashed, backing up my precious digital memories has always become a priority for me. A few months ago however, after lots of reading and research I have finally signed up for an online backup account so all my memories are safely backed up somewhere else as well. Recently I had the privilege to chat about online backup with Yev Pusin from Backblaze. Read on to find out why Yev thinks Backblaze is different.

Should you backup your digital photos online (or in the cloud)?

Online backup, cloud backup or off-site backup are all similar terms that refer to backing up your computer file to a location different than your home. Most of us understand how important backing up our digital photos is, but why do we need more than a simple external hard drive? What is all the fuss about backing up our computers in the “cloud”? And how do you choose a great online backup service. Read on about 3 essential features of a great online backup service.

4 time-tested principles to keep your media collection organized…for a long time

These days, with technology changing rapidly and digital cameras becoming more and more ubiquitous, it becomes very easy to be confused by so many voices when it comes to keeping your growing media collection organized. However, there are few principles that will help you stay on track and be able to grow and organize your media collection without worrying about the next new technology or next new program that claims to do it all for you. Read on to find the principles that will keep your media library insulated from technology changes and help you keep your sanity.

Understand and manage your hardware devices

With every complex project planning is essential to success. Organizing your pictures is a complex process, especially if there are lots of pictures and the current structure is chaotic. Therefore a good plan is essential to a good outcome when you embark on starting to organize your pictures. The first step in putting together a great plan is to understand your hardware components and their current purposes. Next you need to assess if some of your hardware devices need to be re-purposed. Read on to find out some easy questions to ask for determining where to start.

8 steps for avoiding duplicate pictures

We take so many pictures these days and we have so many ways to publish our pictures that we are bound to end up with duplicates of our pictures. Modern image editing software programs make it very easy to edit our photos but in the process we can create duplicates of our images. With so many pictures it is very hard to remember what we do and this can bring confusion when we look at our pictures on our computers. We can end up with lots of duplicates. There are some simple things that can be done to avoid having duplicate files. Read on to find out some simple ways to avoid having duplicate images on your computer.

How to setup your computer for easy data backup

I have been always writing about backing up your pictures as part of your picture organization strategy. You have to do it, period. That being said, how do you set up an automatic backing up procedure that will save you lots of headache? In addition, what if you have to upgrade your storage for more space and keep backing up everything? There are some simple things that can be done in order to simplify your backup strategy.

How fast does computer technology advance?

We all know that computer technology is advancing very fast. It’s hard to determine however sometimes just how fast this technology is advancing. Yes, there are pictures online that will show you old computers and if you really look for it you will be able to find the major advances in computer technology. But when you upgrade your own computer you get the best picture of just how much is computer technology is really advancing. I am in the process of upgrading my computer and backup system and therefore I can provide a clear picture of this computer technology advancement. Just read on to see.

Tutorial 8 – Backup your pictures

I keep running into people who tell me about loving to take pictures of their family. It’s great, we all love our digital cameras. We can take lots of pictures of our loved ones. But most of those people who love to take pictures never think what might happen when all those pictures they have taken disapper? What happens when your computer crashes and all your pictures are gone? Do you have a plan? You should! Read this tutorial to find out how to set up a simple but efficient backup plan for your digital pictures.

Two new year resolutions you have to keep

fireworks-thumbnailAlmost everyone that owns a digital camera takes pictures on Christmas and New Year holidays…ok…lots of pictures. This is also the time when we make new year resolutions. Have you every made any resolutions about your pictures? I believe that there are two new year resolutions that anyone taking pictures should not only make but also make sure they keep.

Backup your pictures safely using Western Digital My Book Mirror edition

Are you backing up your digital pictures? Well, you should…trust me…you have to set up a plan to backup your pictures. Now that I have you convinced to backup your digital pictures, where do you backup your pictures? The simplest and cheapest way is to have an external hard drive. These are cheap, but they can also fail. I personally like an external drive that actually has two drives and automatically creates two copies of the same data. This way if one drive fails, you have another copy.

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