iPhoto backup - LOTS of pics

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pjginfl, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. pjginfl macrumors newbie

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    I use iPhoto to manage my work and personal photos... and it works well. BUT... It's getting a little bogged down with 64k photos. Also, I have the BULK of my photos on 2012 mini with 1TB drive and backup to an external.

    As mentioned in another post, that's really the only reason I have the Mini. There doesn't seem to be a cloud solution for this quantity of photos (one system quoted a year to upload). I'm really feeling post-external-drive... and the mini just seems like an extra "thing" to care for and feed.

    What I would like - is to have just two machines. Main mbp and backup / smaller mba for the road / starbuck's / backup / etc. But the large photo file is the deal breaker.

    Plus... I admit... I'm a data packrat. I have tens of thousands of archived emails... might also be an issue.

    Any insight and suggestions will be most appreciated.
     
  2. satcomer, Oct 21, 2014
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    I would look at Synology because it many apps to tun in it including a great photo station. As a business I would look at a DS414Play. Get a blank one and fill it with Red Drives.
     
  3. pjginfl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'll check those out.

    Much appreciated. Some of the photos are business... some are personal.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    It also has a free downloadable VPN sever in it that you could access from the outside also.
     

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