31 Jan 2013 LIVING WITH PARANOID OVERKILL
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UPGRADING MY CONTEMPORANEOUS BACKUP:

Two SanDisk 64GB flash drives have arrived, and I am now going to store all my current working files on one of them (about 50 GB total), with Allways Sync mirroring them on the other. When I finish a project, it will only at that time be moved to my hard disk for triple-redundant archiving.

It will be nice to have constant real-time backup of all my current work, rather than just most of it (which was the case when I used a pair of mirrored 32GB flash drives.) In the event of a disaster, I can grab two San Disk sticks and have all my current work. My off-site archives are backed up only once a month.

Of course, I’m still doing nightly backups of current projects to a pair of mirrored 6TB Drobo “RAID-like” arrays. “Trust, but verify” works for silicon, too!

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2 Responses

  1. 1
    ron wilson 

    Mr. Busch,
    Since you seem to have an affinity for Nikon which I too have used since 1959 perhaps you could lend some support to my effort of convincing Nikon to put a former Nikon lens back into production. That is the Nikkor 400mm f/5.6ED produced in the late 70’s through the 80’s. Most of the Nikon users I have spoken with are in quite interested in this because of the much lighter weight and much lower price as compared to their 400/2.8. After all Canon has one on the market and a very good one at that.
    Thanks and best regards,
    Ron Wilson

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    David Busch 

    Alas, even though that lens was very light in weight, Nikon’s focus these days is on faster, heavier autofocus lenses with VR built in. Like you, I am used to manually focusing and would welcome an affordable 400mm lens. The longest Nikon lens I can justify at present is their 300mm f/4 with a 1.4x teleconverter, which is fairly light in weight and produces a 420mm focal length at f/5.6 — but with no VR.

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