Have You Ever Needed to Use Your Photo Backup?

August 15th 2008 - Crispy
photo credit: Stephen Poff

Everybody says that backups are important, but not everybody has lived through the crisis of losing photos. If you haven’t experienced this yet, it may seem like something that only happens to other people. So this poll aims to show what percentage of photographers out there have actually lost their photos one way or another.

I’ve got four answers in this poll. Choose No if you’ve never lost your photos. Choose Yes if you have lost some or all of your photos, but you were able to restore a great majority of them with a backup. Choose Lost the Backups Too if you did keep backups, but they were also lost. And choose Didn’t Have One if you lost your photos and you didn’t have a backup. I’m sure there are various situations that blur the line on these answers, but choose the one that best fits.

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Also, go ahead and tell us your horror stories in the comments (it is Halloween after all). Or share your story of how your backups saved your photo collection.

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And don’t forget to check out the results from the last poll, “How Big is Your Photo Collection?” It appears that nearly half of you (44%) are still under 100GB, about 16% are in the 100GB to 200GB range, and another 12% in the 200GB to 300GB range.