Do you have a 3-2-1 back up plan for your photos? A 3-2-1 plan is
- Having at least three copies of your data.
- Storing the copies on two different media.
- Keeping one backup copy offsite.
When I say have at least three copies I mean besides your original photos you should have two additional copies. Why two? Well, the more copies the less risk of loss. Did you know that by having your photos on two different systems the probability of failure is 1/10,000?
Storing the copies on two different media. So one copy could be on your computer (and this is just a great way to share your photos with family and friends) and the other could be to a hard drive or USB stick.
The last step is to keep your backup copy offsite. You want to keep a backup copy to ensure that should something terrible happen (and we hope that nothing ever does) you have your photos stored outside of your home.
Then you want to upload them to your computer and then to an external hard drive. You can Google External Hard Drive on Amazon and spend the day browsing but the one I use is a Seagate.
Finally, for my offsite storage, I use FOREVER Storage. It was FOREVER Storage that got me to sign up as an Ambassador for FOREVER . They commit to protecting your photos for your lifetime plus 100 years. So I have bequeathed them to one of my sons (the other has access) and FOREVER promised that they are my photos no theirs and that they will ensure that they are backed up and they will be stored with the latest technology. Because this whole promise is backup by the FOREVER® Guarantee Fund you don’t ever have to worry if something should happen to the company itself. That’s what sold me.
If you’re interested in learning more about FOREVER Storage you can always ask me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can check out my FOREVER Ambassador page HERE. Then click on Storage but be sure to go to DEALS as often we have special for FOREVER Storage.