Video backup on external drive.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Farley21, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Farley21 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I am looking to backup video to two external drives at the same time. I will be copying video from p2 cards on to an external drive. How can I make the contents folder go to two drives at the same time. I am doing a multiple camera shoot and need to reuse p2 cards. So I am looking for the best and fastest way to send that contents folder to two external drives at the same time. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Arrowk127 macrumors newbie

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    I've used software called shotput pro. It allows you to backup to multiple drives as well as transfer multiple cards at a time if needed. Also they have file verification built in so you can be sure your files are safe. It does cost $99 but it's well worth it for everything it does.
     
  3. Farley21, Nov 4, 2010
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    Farley21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip. Is there a way to "daisy chain" the drives together so I am not having to transfer to each drive seperately. For Free:eek: Do you have to have multiple card readers to transfer multiple cards.....how does that work. Sorry for the stupid questions. A little new to this.
     
  4. Arrowk127 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know of any free options for doing what you described. They may exist but I haven't used any. Also yes you would need multiple card readers or one that could accept multiple cards. Panasonic makes one as well as another company called sonnet. I haven't used the sonnet one but the Panasonic reader works nicely for multiple cards. If you can I would also recommend using two types of ports. If you have a USB external drive and a USB card reader it tends to slow down a bit. Try using a combination of USB, Firewire, ESATA... This usually makes the transfer quicker.
     
  5. elisedriver macrumors newbie

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    Shoot me down in flames here, but why not get a dual bay external enclosure that supports RAID / Mirroring.
     
  6. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    Or just set up time machine and let it run in the background
     
  7. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    You're doing a multi-camera shoot using P2 card-equipped cameras and you can't spend $99 on keeping all that work safe?
     

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