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Old 07-23-2016, 04:37 PM
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Default Backing Up All Sessions to Hard Drive

First,........ Thank You for Your Help.
What is the best way to back up sessions?
To external hard drive.
I seem to remember 2 choices/options to choose from.
Leaving the unchanged sessions intact and just updating the latest changes made on a few sessions.
I drag my Main Sessions file and drag it to my Back Up drive.
About 40-50 projects.
It takes hours.
Is there a way to only back up recent changes?
Thanks
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Old 07-23-2016, 08:31 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: Backing Up All Sessions to Hard Drive

The simplest way is dragging the current session folder to an external drive.

That folder should contain one project, and you need to make sure all the media assets used by that session are in the session folder. Test that you can start up the session from the backup (ideally with the normal session drive uncounted) just to make sure all the media is there.

Then unplug that drive and put somewhere safe.

You can use fancier backup software, but for just making archival copies of sessions there is a lot to be said for dragging and dropping whole session folders, manually renaming old sessions and keeping them around as well.

How large are your sessions and what exact drive and physical connection are you using for the backup drive? Most HDDs are capable of 100 to several hundred MB/sec, how large is the folder you are copying? Do those times make sense?
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:40 PM
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Default Re: Backing Up All Sessions to Hard Drive

I still use DVD or even BluRay as a backup. Have a whole wall full of everything from day one. And it's easy to make 2 or 3 copies.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:22 AM
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Default Re: Backing Up All Sessions to Hard Drive

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First,........ Thank You for Your Help.
What is the best way to back up sessions?
To external hard drive.
I seem to remember 2 choices/options to choose from.
Leaving the unchanged sessions intact and just updating the latest changes made on a few sessions.
I drag my Main Sessions file and drag it to my Back Up drive.
About 40-50 projects.
It takes hours.
Is there a way to only back up recent changes?
Thanks
Backup to external drive; they're inexpensive. Easiest way to do the backup is to use Carbon Copy Cloner to do the job. It's not only for cloning drives but also is a dandy program to help manage other backup types. You can setup different actions in CCC as a 'preset' so you can have a simple way to just backup only the changed files. Not free but worth it. You can even have CCC do the backups on a scheduled basis.
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I still use DVD or even BluRay as a backup. Have a whole wall full of everything from day one. And it's easy to make 2 or 3 copies.
I use a lot of double sided dvd's for backup as Apple has seen fit to not have a Blu-Ray drive in their machines. I also backup to external separate drives. So a lot of my stuff is actually in three places - the original and 2 backups. Overkill? Maybe but it's saved my bacon before.
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