Finger pressing the delete key on a computer keyboard (Image Reference: 20080125A-E00654)

In January 2008 I wrote:
I clicked on the wrong folder this evening… and accidentally deleted 22 Gigabytes of photos that were waiting to be archived to DVD.

Thank goodness that last January I’d invested in an automated back up solution. It has just paid for itself. (Took about an hour to recover everything).

January 2020 Update:
Twelve years later I still use the same backup software – it’s not automated any more and realise on me running the back up every couple of days. Which I do. The system has saved me and my images more than once during that time.

I have three questions for you:

1. How do you back up your images?
2. When was the last time you backed them up?
3. Do you need to change anything about your backup process?

Settings: 1/30s, f/9, ISO 3200. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @105 mm.

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