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    A recent hard drive crash has caused me to pursue a new data management strategy. Presently, I am working from an external USB 3TB Toshiba hard drive, and also my laptop hard drive. My USB 1TB GoFlex Passport recently died (I got my data transferred first). And, my Toshiba has a persistent problem of disconnecting every 20 minutes or so. Uugh!

    I have acquired 3 new G-Technology drives: (a) 4TB G-RAID, (b) 4TB G-Drive, and (c) 1TB ev drive) to build a strong foundation for data integrity. I'll use the RAID drive for live editing and storage of projects, the G-Drive for storage of originals and RAW data (my still images). And, the ev-drive for on-the-go work and transportation.

    > STORAGE & BACKUP STRATEGY
    Currently, I have Edius projects on my Laptop's D-partition, as well as on the Toshiba external drive. So, what's the best strategy for Edius projects? Should I keep only live "working" projects on the RAID, and store old finished projects on the G-Drive? Or, perhaps do all my video my work on the RAID and use the Edius backup utility to auto-backup to the G-drive?

    > MOVING AND SETUP
    Since I have Edius video projects on both my laptop D-drive and my external Toshiba drive, how to I go about moving these projects to the new drives? On some of my early projects I did not copy the actual files into the bin, but on my more recent work I've gotten into the habit of doing that. So, I'm confused as to how to move some of these different kinds of projects.

    I am looking forward to whatever help you guys can offer. Getting this RAIDacle on data management is all new to me!
    Dave Englund
    Edius Pro 7; Asus N56VJ i7-3630QM processor, GeForece GT 635M; G-Technology G-RAID, G-DRIVE, G-DRIVE ev; Canon 60D, 17-40mm-L, 70-200mm-L, Tamron 18-50mm; Zoom H1, H4n

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    Originally posted by dbe4876 View Post
    A recent hard drive crash has caused me to pursue a new data management strategy. Presently, I am working from an external USB 3TB Toshiba hard drive, and also my laptop hard drive. My USB 1TB GoFlex Passport recently died (I got my data transferred first). And, my Toshiba has a persistent problem of disconnecting every 20 minutes or so. Uugh!

    I have acquired 3 new G-Technology drives: (a) 4TB G-RAID, (b) 4TB G-Drive, and (c) 1TB ev drive) to build a strong foundation for data integrity. I'll use the RAID drive for live editing and storage of projects, the G-Drive for storage of originals and RAW data (my still images). And, the ev-drive for on-the-go work and transportation.

    > STORAGE & BACKUP STRATEGY
    Currently, I have Edius projects on my Laptop's D-partition, as well as on the Toshiba external drive. So, what's the best strategy for Edius projects? Should I keep only live "working" projects on the RAID, and store old finished projects on the G-Drive? Or, perhaps do all my video my work on the RAID and use the Edius backup utility to auto-backup to the G-drive?

    > MOVING AND SETUP
    Since I have Edius video projects on both my laptop D-drive and my external Toshiba drive, how to I go about moving these projects to the new drives? On some of my early projects I did not copy the actual files into the bin, but on my more recent work I've gotten into the habit of doing that. So, I'm confused as to how to move some of these different kinds of projects.

    I am looking forward to whatever help you guys can offer. Getting this RAIDacle on data management is all new to me!
    Actually, I think I'm getting this figured out. Watched some tutorials on Consolidate Project, and that seems the best way to proceed with the move.
    • To move projects from my finiky Toshiba (E:) drive, I will use the Consolidate Project feature in Edius Pro 7, to do a full Backup of my projects (one at a time) to the new G-RAID (G:) drive.
    • Then, I'll open the project from the G-RAID (G:) drive, be sure everything is there and working properly, and I'll do a Consolidate Backup to my G-Drive (H:) (a real backup! :-).
    • After completing the above for all of my Edius projects, I'll wipe my old finiky Toshiba (E:) drive, and use it as a 2nd backup (straight copy from H: to E:).
    Dave Englund
    Edius Pro 7; Asus N56VJ i7-3630QM processor, GeForece GT 635M; G-Technology G-RAID, G-DRIVE, G-DRIVE ev; Canon 60D, 17-40mm-L, 70-200mm-L, Tamron 18-50mm; Zoom H1, H4n

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    • #3
      You're on the right track going to Toshiba/G-tech drives. Generally superior as far as consumer drives go. The disconnect problem may be a cable problem or something else.

      I can't stress the importance of not leaving project assets sprinkled around various drives for easy backup, restore or transport to another system.

      Drives are so cheap, I always copy all assets to the project folder. Yes, it sounds likes all the eggs in one basket, but this is what makes backup easy. Consolidation is hit or miss.
      Rusty Rogers | Films
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rusty View Post
        ... I always copy all assets to the project folder. ... this is what makes backup easy.
        I totally agree. Thats one of the best recommendations.
        kurt
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