A Complete Guide to Backing up Photos in Lightroom
The hard truth is that our good old hard drives are nothing more than a stack of platters spinning very fast, with a magnetic head hovering over them to read and write data.
You are probably using it all the time, day in, day out. And like all mechanical devices, one day a component will wear out, come loose or respond erratically, causing a crash – no explosion or fire but your data will be lost or recovery will be hard and costly.
With that in mind, the only sensible thing to do is setting up an effective backup strategy so that when your hard drive kicks the bucket, the only thing you lose is a bit of time and money.
You don’t want your photo projects, your holiday pictures, your memories or the wedding you shot two days ago to disappear forever, do you? Better safe than sorry.