Backup is something that many photographers don’t give enough thought to. And we get that – it’s not nearly as fun as taking photos!
But here’s the problem. Every hard drive you own will FAIL at some point. They are mechanical devices that wear out. And when that happens, any photos on that drive will be gone.
Are you prepared for that?
Unfortunately, hard drive failure is just one way that you could lose your photos. There are other threats lurking in the shadows! Data corruption, theft, disaster (like a dragon burning your house down!) and even simple human error (Uh oh, was I supposed to delete that?). The world is a scary place for photos!
To keep your images safe, you need to have 3 copies, on 3 different hard drives, with 1 of those drives stored offsite (which means outside of your home). And that goes for any photographer – pro or hobbyist, Mac or PC. Data loss doesn’t discriminate.
That may sound complicated to do. Well, it doesn’t have to be. After many long nights of research, and years of trial and error, we finally figured it out…
We Discovered A Way To Keep Our Photos Safe, Without Doing Much Work At All.
It starts off with a simple file organization system that we’ll show you. Basically, you separate your original photo files from everything else. This helps you find things quicker, and also makes backing up the important stuff straightforward. Organizing your files this way will save you so much time in the long run.
Then you’ll add in different types of backups. This is the key. No one type of backup alone will keep your files safe!
In Backup or Die we’ll teach you about mirrored backups, which make an exact backup copy of your data. These are the main type of backup and will form the core of your strategy.
Then you’ll learn about the Time Traveler backup. Why such a cool name? Because it lets you go back in time to previous versions of your files! This magical system helps protect you from accidentally deleting the wrong file (it can happen to anyone!).
There are other types of backup, like RAID, Safety Backups, and Bootable Clones, and we’ll take you through the details of each one, teach you how they work, and explain how they help keep your photos safe.
You might be thinking that you could just use online internet backup systems to store your files, and be done with it. But we’ll talk about the reasons why this alone isn’t a good option, and why it might be more hassle than it’s worth.
Now, this all might sound like a good idea, but simply too much effort to actually do. Don’t panic! When you get Backup or Die, you’ll learn how you can use software to do most of the work for you!
First, You’ll Learn The Basics To Help You Prepare, and Have Fun Doing It!
One of the biggest challenges that keeps photographers from backing up their photos properly is figuring out the technical detail of creating a proper backup system. And the general boringness of the topic!
But we’ve designed Backup or Die to not only teach you everything you need to know, but to also make sure you actually enjoy the process!
We’re going to take you through all the fundamentals first, so that even if you don’t know anything about hard drives or backup, you’ll be able to follow along. We want you to take baby steps. That way you won’t get overwhelmed, you’ll learn faster, and you’ll enjoy it!
And then there’s the fairy tale. Three photographers lose their photos and enlist the help of the local wizard, who promises to teach them what they need to know to create a backup plan that fits their own unique needs. You’ll join them as they brave the dark woods and journey to the summit of the mountain – learning all the while! See?! Backup can be fun!
We’ve also made sure that every page of this eBook is both filled with practical information, AND is enjoyable to look at.
And those graphics aren’t just pretty – they’re useful too! Key concepts are simply illustrated, to help you understand them quickly and easily.
Figure Out What Equipment Is Best For You, And Avoid Overpaying!
There are different types of hard drives out there, and many different ways to connect them to your computer. Which ones you choose can make or break your backup system.
With Backup or Die you’ll learn the important differences. We’ll show you which drives are the most convenient to use, and which ones will help you work faster.
Learn how to keep your hard drives from slowing down drastically.
You’ll learn what all the different numbers and letters mean, and how to keep your hard drives from slowing down drastically.
And we’ll also show you some easy ways to keep your hard drives neatly organized, and extra protected.
The best part of all of this? We’re going to give you simple tips to follow to help you get the right equipment at the best price, and save money by avoiding fancy gear that you don’t need.
Receive The Mystical Backup Plans That Make Setup Easy
After you’ve conquered the types of backup, and know all about the essential equipment, you’ll be ready to feast your eyes upon the Backup Plans!
Here’s the thing: when it comes to backing up your images, implementation is the key. You can learn all you want, but it won’t actually protect your photos unless you DO something with that knowledge.
Backup or Die eBook is all about helping you actually create a backup system. The Backup Plans are what makes that simple.
There are three different levels of plans, for different types of photographers. So no matter how long you’ve been shooting, or how many photos you have, you’ll be able to find a plan that works for YOU.
And you’ll learn exactly how each plan works, in detail, along with suggested hardware to put it together. Everything is right there for you – all you have to do is actually set it up!
Be Guided Through The Setup Process
But we won’t leave you wondering “What next?”. Remember, we’re going to help you actually make this system!
So once you’ve studied the Backup Plans, we’ll go through the 12 easy steps you need to follow to set yours up. Along the way we’ll show you how to prepare your hard drives, and detail the simple actions you’ll need to take to keep your system running smoothly.
When you get this amazing Backup or Die eBook, you’ll also learn the basic workflow for backing up your photos. Again, to keep your photos safe you need to act. So we’ll make sure you know exactly what to do, in what order, and how often.
But don’t worry, we’ll make it all simple to understand and easy to remember. And by this point, you’ll have learned all the basics and techniques, step by step, so you’ll feel confident that you can do it!
Remember, all hard drives will fail, so you’re going to have to deal with that problem at some point. And we’ll make sure you know just what to do to keep your photos safe. When you’re done this eBook you’ll be totally confident that you can handle the situation.
And the good news is that if you follow the Backup Plans that are included in Backup or Die, a hard drive failure won’t result in any data loss. Huzzah!
Not only will that save you the stress of losing your photos, but it can save you money too! If you don’t have a backup system, you’d have to send the drive to a hard drive recovery specialist who will try to get your photos back. The cost? $1,000 on average. And they might not even be able to save the images!
But you won’t have to worry about that. When you have a great backup plan, your photos will be safe!
We can show you how to do this, plus all of the above, and more! All in one place…
BONUS: Get 7 Worksheets To Help You Take Action, And Stay Organized (A $30 value – Free!)
When you purchase the eBook you’ll also get seven helpful worksheets that will guide you through each step of designing, setting up, and maintaning your own backup plan.
- Backup Plan Worksheet: This will walk you through the process of designing your own plan that perfectly suits your needs
- My Backup Plan Worksheet: Use this to easily map out how your personalized system will work
- Shopping List: Fill out all the details of the gear you need, so you can be confident you’re getting the right equipment
- Setup Checklist: Check off each step as you put together your system, so you’re never wondering “What now?”
- Maintenance Checklist: Use this handy checklist to make sure you take all the necessary steps to keep your system running smoothly.
- Backup Log: An easy and convenient way to keep track of your backups
- Basic Workflow: Print out this workflow guide and keep it handy so it’s easy to remember what to do to keep your photos safe
PLUS! We’ve gone through the worksheets and filled them out, to make it even easier for you to understand how to use them. So you’ll get that example PDF as an extra bonus!
Here’s everything you get:
- A 119 page downloadable PDF so you can start reading right away
- Written in everyday, easily understood language so you learn faster
- Created for both Mac and PC users, and for any level of photographer – everyone is welcome!
- Includes the Backup Plans that help you to actually create your own system
- It’s filled with simple illustrations that make seemingly complex ideas easy to understand
- Can be viewed on any computer, and your iPad for a super enjoyable learning experience
- The eBook has a unique internet browser-like navigation system built in that makes it easy to reference if you ever want to review
- BONUS: Also includes the 7 valuable worksheets that will help you to put all this new information into practice (A $30 value – Free!)
You’ll get all of that, in just one place. You’ll save countless hours figuring it out yourself, and actually enjoy the process!