I dug back in the archives for this shot… I took it on New Years Eve, 2010. I tried to process it right after I took it, but something didn’t feel right. I didn’t like what I was seeing then. Now, I’ve learned a little more and I tried again. I’m glad I waited. I rather like the results. I have a vintage variation that you can check out tomorrow… I’ll link this post to remind you.
So, I had a little hard drive scare last night. I have a server with Windows Home Server (WHS) and the way WHS work is like this: If you need more space on your server, it’s as simple as plugging in a new hard drive in your server and adding it (JBOD) and when you throw a file onto the server, it will distribute that file throughout all of your drives. Then, as a “backup”, it allows you to Duplicate certain folders. What this does is it makes sure that your file isn’t just on one drive, it’s on two… that way if a drive fails, you can still access that file through another drive. You’re kinda SOL if both drives fail, but chances of that are slim. Anyway, I duplicate all of my photos. Thank God I do because yesterday I had my first HD failure. I’ve actually never had to fall back on a duplicated file, but it worked wonders. It also made me realize (and I was going to do this soon anyways as I just got a 4 drive Drobo) that I need another backup solution. So, I ordered a 3 TB drive yesterday for my Drobo and I’ll implement that this weekend.
What do you guys do for backups? Oh yeah… here’s today’s photo!
UPDATE – Here is the vintage version I promised you. Let me know what you think!