The ways of the universe are just perverse. Use any storage technology long enough, and it will fail you. Worse still, it will fail you at the worst possible of times, like in the middle of finishing a Logic Pro project. In the past 20+ years, I’ve been there too many times. The Pro Tools Expert website has a nice overview on project backup strategies, that should apply to Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X users just as well.
As the cost of drives continues to fall, it is also becoming a very cost-effective way to back up and archive data in the capacities that we need. The only possible drawback to this technique is that there is some evidence that if you leave a drive on the shelf for a significant period of time, the lubricant in the bearings goes sticky and the drive may not spin up when you come to retrieve the data a couple of years later.
I’d like to add this:
- Use Carbonite. I came across this one through one of my fav podcasts. Use Leo Laporte’s This Week In Tech offer code.
- Always ZIP your Logic Project before backing it up to a third party backup service. ZIPping works wonders on silence in your .WAV files.
- Get a Drobo. It can and will grow on you.
- I absolutely love Wetransfer.com – a file transfer service from the Netherlands. Not a backup service, but the transfer will be saved for two weeks. 2 Gb max size, supported with full-screen, yet unobtrusive ads.
What are you using to backup your Logic Pro projects boys and girls?
Tags: System Maintenance