Now that I have a new drive I'm restrategizing my entire backup plan. For starters, I see many people choose to have lightroom copy a backup of each photo to a separate drive as they import. I don't understand the point of doing this. I wouldn't argue but seeing these people probably also use time machine or another backup for their system that would mean they have 4 copies. I heard one argument to create a backup when you import is so you have a working copy and an untouched original. But isn't the job of lightroom that changes are stored in the sidecar file as layers and the original is never altered (even when you export you just create a new file, not alter the original). I'm confused. Photoshop, okay, maybe if you forget to "save as", but not in lightroom. And then does everyone backup all of this? What are your backup strategies? Time machine is difficult for me because I have 3 disks. My 500Gb system on my MBP which obviously isn't my backup disk. A 2tb RAID0 which is my main scratch disk with the fastest interface and also RAID0 so it can't be my backup disk. And a 1tb FW400 which would be perfect for backup but it's too small to backup the whole system. I just bought another. A 2TB HDD on a eSATA dock to dedicate backing up my 2TB RAID0, I can then use the 1tb on just the system. But I'm already having problems with the new dock. Do you think my new system is the best method though? Thanks for listening!