Using the cloud is probably the most economical. But if you want local, then I'd guage how much you need.What I meant was that I want my photos backed up locally. Not in the cloud.
For local backups there's nothing easier than Time Machine. It's built into the OS, and when you plug in an external drive for the first time, you're automatically asked if you want to use it for Time Machine. Any other local backup solution requires additional steps to install/setup (though afterwards, there may be no further difference - any proper backup software/solution should be automated).Besides Time Machine, what's the easiest way to back up my photo album automatically?
Carbon Copy Cloner - CCC. Can backup to a number of destinations. I use it in conjunction with time machine and Crashplan.Besides Time Machine, what's the easiest way to back up my photo album automatically?
Dropbox does store older versions of things. You can go back 30 days, unless you pay more. In that case you can go back a year. This "version history" feature has let me rescue a handful of files over the years.Carbon Copy Cloner - CCC. Can backup to a number of destinations. I use it in conjunction with time machine and Crashplan.
Using OneDrive or Dropbox is not a backup as it doesn't do versioning automatically. If you hose up some photos and don't realize it for some time, the sync will have wiped out what is on the server.