Latest post Mon, Mar 25 2013 3:23 PM by Kevin Klimek. 2 replies.
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  • Fri, Mar 22 2013 10:00 PM

    Backup System recommendations

    I was wondering if anyone has a good recommendation for backing up past projects/AvidFiles/RawFiles.  I don't want to use a raid, because if that is stolen or damaged all is lost.  I was thinking of purchasing two high capacity drives and backing up to both.  What are peoples thoughts on DROBO, any issue?  I was also thinking of buying one of these to edit off of so I wouldn't have a hiccup while editing if one of the bays went down.  I'd love to hear what other editors are doing.

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  • Fri, Mar 22 2013 10:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Backup System recommendations

    Cache-A LTO5 tape backup.  I use one in tandem with a media server running CatDV but the Cache-A can be used on it's own.

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  • Mon, Mar 25 2013 3:23 PM In reply to

    Re: Backup System recommendations

    When we get a drive from a shooter, we immediately copy the entire contents to another drive.  Then we use our drive to link to the footage for the edit.  When completed, we throw any other necessary files (like color corrected footage, graphics, etc.) and LTO using BRU software (

    We usually keep Avid projects on DVD media for quicker access if we need to refer to older projects in new ones.

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