I'm kinda new here and I hope this is the right category for this topic.
I'm currently backing up all of my stuff (again) and I have a lot of external Hard Drives where i keep my stuff safe but the thing is I'm not happy with my current backup-technique.
Let me explain: As a student cinematographer you often end up buying one or two hard drives from the budget to double or triple backup on-set and to work with in the post production. Sometimes when shooting Alexa i provided my old MacbookPro which could read the SxS-Cards and got all the footage. Well, if i didn't get the footage right away I always kinda felt more secure having a backup of all the material as well so i requested the original files from pretty much everything i shot so far. (Also because of future showreels etc.)
Well and here I am 1TB or 2TB external HDDs stacking up at home for each project and I feel kinda lost not really knowing if I should keep all of the original files, make a second copy of everything, buy a server or what to do?
How do you handle your files, especially if you're for example self employed or like to keep the footage at home as well?
I think this could help a lot of people, not losing their stuff, or getting lost in their files, especially if you're switching systems (internal HDDs and different file formats are the worst).