Backblaze Update 7.0 Catalina Compatible

2020-05-28T17:02:45+00:00October 19th, 2019|Apple Mac, Backup Systems, MacOS|


Backblaze Update 7.0 Has Just Been Released

It was just announced that the latest Backblaze version 7.0 is Catalina ready and offers new options for extended version history recovery. Instead of the usual 30-days backup that is included with a Backblaze license, you can now choose an option to recover deleted files for a year or forever. This is a major change in Backblaze strategy.

Backblaze is our choice for offline backups that complement our local Hard Drive backups. Up until now, with

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss…

2020-05-28T18:09:45+00:00October 30th, 2018|Backup Systems|

prevent catastrophic data loss ©2018 D.A.Wagner

…Using a NAS

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss

It has now become “Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss Month” at Lightroom Guy.

It was barely three weeks ago that I wrote about the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. This week, the #2 in my strategy, my 8-year old RAID (an OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2) died. Not the four hard drives inside, but the enclosure unit itself died, which has been running non-stop since 2010. Not a bad lifespan for a physical device! Still, the data

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

2020-05-28T18:10:23+00:00October 8th, 2018|Backup Systems|

The Number One Reason to Backup Your Photos!

“About half of all computer users either know someone or they themselves have recently lost photos or data.”

After two completely different experiences this year, one of which happened just this week, I’m writing about why backup of photos (and other files!) is so critical. Actually, to be safe, you’ll want to have three copies: one on your computer, one on a backup drive locally (in your location – traveling with you, home, office, etc.) and one in the cloud (AKA online). It’s called the 3-2-1 backup strategy and

CrashPlan Discontinued, Carbonite Not the Solution

2020-06-03T18:35:19+00:00September 9th, 2017|Backup Systems, Product Reviews|

CrashPlan is out. Use Backblaze to back up your photos in Lightroom

To the shock of many CrashPlan users, the online backup provider announced on August 22nd that it will exit the home consumer market and is now referring CrashPlan for Home users to Carbonite. As highly rated as CrashPlan is (was), Carbonite is not; its basic plan is Mac only, leaving PC users to pay more. Additionally, Carbonite only rates a 5 out of 10 rating on Tom’s Guide.*


The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Series-Part 2, Back Up Your Photos and Catalogs!

2020-06-03T18:37:59+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom, Backup Systems, Digital Photography, Library|

Back Up Your Photos Before Creating Your Legacy Catalog!

 Recently, David Mark Erickson and I were doing an Intro to Lightroom and Bookmaking workshop and we asked our class two questions:

  1. Can you find a particular photograph in your Library on request? Reply: No one had an effective system for identifying, searching and finding photographs.
  1. Are you backed up? Reply: No.” This wasn’t a surprise. Yet this was a group of wise, intelligent men and women. No one was thinking about the great personal loss that would be, if a hard drive failed or a computer was stolen. Hard drives don’t live

Is Your Computer Backed Up?

2020-06-03T18:38:47+00:00May 28th, 2016|Backup Systems|

“There are two kinds of people who use computers:

those who have lost data and those who will.”

Computer losing digital data So, Is Your Computer Backed Up? (Photo ©2016 D.A.Wagner)

There really is no getting around this one, hard drives fail. Sometimes they fail quickly, sometimes they last for decades. But the sad truth is, most hard drives will fail at some point. And, if for some reason you’re reading this and you’ve already had a hard drive failure, I recommend Data Rescue 4 for Mac or

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