RAID is not enough

In an earlier article I wrote that: RAID is not backup. It’s just increasing the reliability of the storage device. It’s still just one copy of the data. If you delete or corrupt a file, that deletion or corruption is stored reliably. This is very true, but there are more …

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Grouping your files for storage

In my earlier post about image storage, I introduced some of the fundamental guidelines which should help you in designing a filing system that’s going to work for you. I’ve already expanded on the topic of filenames, now we’ll move on to where you put those files. Group your files …

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Naming your files

As mentioned in my previous article on image storage guidelines, each file in your collections of images should have a unique filename. It’s time to talk about that some more: You generally should NOT leave files with just their original camera-generated names. The standard “DCF” (Digital Camera Format) names have …

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