Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!


Go Back   Simply Maya User Community - Maya Tutorials > Lounges > Members Lounge
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

View Poll Results: What's your backup method?
External hard drive (copy stuff over) 7 50.00%
Online backup (e.g. Dropbox, mozy) 0 0%
Cloned hard drive 1 7.14%
Windows backup utility 1 7.14%
Time machine 2 14.29%
Other 0 0%
None 3 21.43%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 30-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
stwert
EduSciVis-er
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,371
Thanks: 74
Thanked 709 Times in 642 Posts
Question What's your backup

I've just started backing up my stuff with a method I think is pretty decent. I'll share it, since I'm kinda proud of it, haha.

I have two hard drives, a SSD as boot with all my programs, and a HDD with all my data.

I got a hard drive dock for my computer, so I can just plug in regular SATA drives into the front.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-028-_-Product

Bought a 500GB drive for 50 bucks and threw all the data I wanted backed up into a folder labelled with the date. Anyone know of a good rsync utility for windows?? I guess I could throw everything into the same folder and overwrite with the newer stuff. I'll figure that part out.

Second, I used clonezilla to clone my SSD as an image to the same hard drive. Now if something goes wrong with my os or programs, I can just restore the image and I'm back in business.
http://clonezilla.org/

On my todo list for backup:
1) Figure out a good method for frequent data backups (ideally only transfering the modified information)
2) Get an off-site copy going (switch between two drives probably)

What do you use to back up all your precious stuff?
stwert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
Joopson
Registered User
 
Joopson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,313
Thanks: 1
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Default

I'm ashamed, but I have no backup.

I used to have an external hard drive, but my brother "Borrowed" it, and he still has it.

I hope I get it back soon. haha
__________________
Environment Artist @ Plastic Piranha
www.joopson.com
Joopson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
Rhetoric Camel
Subscriber
 
Rhetoric Camel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Plattsburgh New York
Posts: 1,222
Thanks: 6
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Used to have an external drive, 500gb, all my music, movies, pictures and 3d work was on it. It fell off my desk one day and I lost EVERYTHING, it was horrible. Luckily a week later I had backed up all my maya work on a flash drive for extra safe keeping, glad I did! I now have another internal hdd that I back things up on.
__________________
- Mike

http://rhetoriccamel.blogspot.com
Rhetoric Camel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
elephantinc
Level 32 pachyderm
 
elephantinc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,859
Thanks: 12
Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts
Default

a 1TB external hard drive, I just copy stuff over.
elephantinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2010, 02:26 AM   #5
ben hobden
Subscriber
 
ben hobden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Posts: 1,162
Thanks: 13
Thanked 89 Times in 85 Posts
Default

i just have a half decent memory stick!! i do insist on learning things the hard way...
ben hobden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-2010, 04:11 AM   #6
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,124
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

i have a 1TB, that got partitioned with a 30gb for my ps3, although i don't think it'd be all too useful since my ps3 has a 320gb hdd

i have a 40gb, a 80gb (liberated from the ps3), a 320gb and a 500gb external hdd
and a 2gb flash drive, but thats for transfers, not backup.

after seeing timemachine at work i found the windows equivalent but then when i installed windows 7 i haven't used it yet... so yeah...

until i saw time machine i never knew "backup" meant using a program to manage all the changes you make. always thought you just copy and paste stuff to another drive

i should keep a backup and give it to someone else so if my stuff gets stolen or all the backups fail then i've still got something...

someone's friend's computer stuff got stolen but since it was so customized he found the culprit trying to sell it online and instantly knew that it was his. then he got the cops to get it but all the stuff was gone. lucky for him a friend of his had a backup of all his stuff 2 years prior... so he only lost 2 years of his life, instead of all of it
__________________


that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"

Computer skills I should have:
Objective C, C#, Java, MEL. Python, C++, XML, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, SQL, CSS, FXScript, Clips, SOAR, ActionScript, OpenGL, DirectX
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #7
gster123
Moderator
 
gster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

I use an internal and an external for back up. More important stuff is backed up and synched via Live mesh over 3 comps (Home, work and laptop) and online.
__________________
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 05:19 AM   #8
NextDesign
Technical Director
 
NextDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,982
Thanks: 33
Thanked 532 Times in 471 Posts
Default

I have 3 USB keys, and a very fast 250 gb external for backups.
__________________
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
NextDesign is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.