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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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46. BACK UP FOR SAFEKEEPING

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OBVIOUSLY, IT’S CRUCIAL that you back up your images. (And your whole computer, really.) Experts say it’s not a question of if your system will fail at some point; it’s a question of when. And when that happens, the desperation you feel may surprise you. I once had a single, one-gigabyte micro-drive memory card fail (during a shoot!) and the cost to retrieve the data was around $1,200 (even with a professional discount). And this was nearly a decade ago!

Of course, not all data loss stories have happy (albeit expensive) endings. In some cases, the data is simply lost and cannot be recovered. As you can imagine, it can ...

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