After losing a coupl’a hours work on a bug, (not Blender), I have seriously considered backing stuff up on the Internet. I was just curious as to what everyone else does. So what do you do?
dropbox -->definitely a cool thing .
2 GB, free , you put all the stuff you want to upload in a folder and it automatically syncs it for you to a cloud.
you (and me) can also get another 250mb free if you reference my email (amdbcg at gmail dot com)
You also have a “public” folder where you can put websites and blend files you want to be linkable in emails and stuff.
why does it have to be on the internet?
It’s free for starters.
But what I learnt, and advise to all is that you back-up at several sources. The internet can be one of these back-up sources.
I have cds, 2 harddrives & soon to be internet back-up.
Just be careful: If you have anything sensitive (e.g. the source to commercial closed-source software), do not put it in Dropbox.
^^or github for that matter
I have seven external disk drives. Most of them 2Terabyte drives.
Online is not for me. :no:
Agree Bao2; it just can’t be secure.
I use dvd, br, usb sticks and spare HD.
First of all, save every 10 minutes, or when you make a really good change, or when you make an experimental change save as…
When I was working on a short (that never happened because of a lack of preproduction, but that’s for another thread ) I used to email myself files and burn a cd every so often. These days I have an external HD too so I would use that as well.
Server with a Raid 5 running samba, ftp and svn and additionally backups on external harddrives stored in a save place.
Own NAS wirth raid hhds.
Github has also private repositories for good reasons