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    Question Photo Management and Backup

    I'll try and explain as simply and succinctly exactly what it is I require.
    It's not for me but a friend, but let's say it were me....

    I have a 'Pictures' folder and inside there many folders and sub folders.
    I make additions or edits to these

    But I'd like to keep a backup. That can easily be managed.

    *The cloud is a possible but currently the collection is 50GB

    The friend is actually using Mint 13 (AKA ubuntu 12.04) and uses Picasa because it organises the images in some way that is required.

    But could we have a external HDD and keep Pictures from the PC mirrored to the external, in an uncomplicated manner?

    Any suggestions welcomed
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    Default Re: Photo Management and Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'll try and explain as simply and succinctly exactly what it is I require.
    It's not for me but a friend, but let's say it were me....

    I have a 'Pictures' folder and inside there many folders and sub folders.
    I make additions or edits to these

    But I'd like to keep a backup. That can easily be managed.

    *The cloud is a possible but currently the collection is 50GB

    The friend is actually using Mint 13 (AKA ubuntu 12.04) and uses Picasa because it organises the images in some way that is required.

    But could we have a external HDD and keep Pictures from the PC mirrored to the external, in an uncomplicated manner?

    Any suggestions welcomed
    Luckybackup can do what you're talking about. It uses rsync, and has cron options to schedule backups. Personally I prefer a cloud solution, specially after reading a story where someone did have proper backups, but stored in his house which burnt down, including computers and backups. But cloud storage comes at a price.
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    Default Re: Photo Management and Backup

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'll try and explain as simply and succinctly exactly what it is I require.
    It's not for me but a friend, but let's say it were me....

    I have a 'Pictures' folder and inside there many folders and sub folders.
    I make additions or edits to these

    But I'd like to keep a backup. That can easily be managed.

    *The cloud is a possible but currently the collection is 50GB

    The friend is actually using Mint 13 (AKA ubuntu 12.04) and uses Picasa because it organises the images in some way that is required.

    But could we have a external HDD and keep Pictures from the PC mirrored to the external, in an uncomplicated manner?

    Any suggestions welcomed

    I do that with storeBackup + cron. (each hour for 8 months long)
    http://users.telenet.be/photo-memori...oreBackup.jpeg

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    Default Re: Photo Management and Backup

    On 2015-09-15 06:16, caf4926 wrote:

    > But could we have a external HDD and keep Pictures from the PC mirrored
    > to the external, in an uncomplicated manner?


    Sure.

    Just mount that external disk always in the same place, then you can
    copy paste the same backup command, or use a script. I would use rsync.


    If he has two computers, he could have the photos on two computer, and
    work on any one, using unison. That's what I do. Unison decides at run
    time which file is newer on each side, and copy to the other one, or ask.

    In your case it is always the same direction, so rsync is perfect. Or
    any variant of it.

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    Default Re: Photo Management and Backup

    I'll take a look
    Thanks for those responses
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