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Coming soon - articles and tips that will help you protect your most precious memories from loss or damage, whether it be from equipment failure or outdated technology. 

Backup Products

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For only $5 a month or $50 a year, after a 15-day free trial (no credit card require for the trial, whoo hoo!), you can have an unlimited amount of photos and other data backed up automatically (I love that word) to the cloud every day. This is the service I trust for my photos and other important files. It’s so easy to set up and use. You can even access your files and photos on the go using the Android, iPad or iPhone app. 

Find out how it works.

Sign up for the 15-day free trial.

Download Backblaze to get started now.

All the products listed below are ones that I personally use, enjoy and with which I have had great success. I urge you to consider these solutions as well. I can't guarantee you'll have the same success as I have had because everyone's experience is different, but I can definitely speak to my wonderful experience with these products and companies. They've helped me and my clients tremendously in keeping my print and digital photos organized, backed up and safe. 

Check out the Archival and Genealogy solutions as well.

Good intentions won’t save your files. If something were to happen to your photos or other documents today, what would you lose? How valuable are they to you?

Hard drives, whether internal or external, will eventually crash, get damaged or even be stolen. So if you’re not in the habit of regularly backing up your photos or you have never backed up your photos (it happens to the best of us), then now is the time to take action.

What the experts recommend
Experts recommend following the 3-2-1 backup rule.
Backing up photos example:

  • 3 copies: (1) PC or external hard drive, (2) a DVD or flash/USB drive (Picture Keeper) and (3) cloud service (Backblaze).
  • 2 formats: Use two different formats from the above options. Your PC’s hard drive and an external hard drive are the same format so it doesn’t meet the "2 formats" part of the requirement.
  • 1 off site: A DVD or flash/USB/external drive stored in a safe deposit box or at a friend’s in another city; or a free or subscription-based cloud service. 

And of course, for all your print photos and historical documents and memoirs you'll want to have them scanned and then properly and safely stored in archival quality boxes and albums. 

Recommended Backup Methods