Long term photo backup solution needed.
Hi all, I am not new to travelling but I am new to Digital Cameras. I am planing to return to India for about 5 months and a couple months in Nepal. 12 years ago I used a SLR camera and mailed the rolls of film home. Now I will be taking a DSLR Camera and would like to know if you suggest I also take a Laptop to download images to and also have the convience of internet access to upload and share some? My main concern is damaging a laptop in my backpack and being able to access the net at cafes on my Laptop? Anyone have any tips or suggestions? And how do you backup your pics while travelling?
I suggest to invest on a portable hard disk drive
which can store up to 500 gigabyte (GB) of data/photos. They are light-weight and only about the size of a girl's hand, therefore easy to carry around. Laptops usually come with CD/DVD burner, so you can burn/backup your photos onto blank discs (such as CDs and DVDs which can hold up to 4.7 GB of data). If you decide not to take a laptop, I'm sure the staff at the camera shops and internet cafes will be able to backup your photos onto discs for you or copy them on portable hard disk drive (if you have one) for a small fee.
And how do you backup your pics while travelling?
... we always take a mini-laptop and portable hard disk drive. 😄
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We are using our laptop + uploading pictures to a shared locatin (picasa web or similar is good) + we burn a DVD every once in a while (in an internet cafe or similar, as we do not have burner on our laptop) and then we mail the DVD home...
Hopefully in between all these backups we will not loose anything!
I second the Sapir's here: I upload my pictures as soon and as often as I can, and send a DVD home as soon as I have enough pictures to fill one.