Backing up/keeping safe photos while on vacation

  • phAge 5 Aug 2013 10:00:19 25,487 posts
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    In early September I'm off to the States for a full month with the missus.

    Hopefully I'll get to take a bucketload of pictures, and while storage isn't an issue, I'm a bit worried that the SD Cards will get lost, nicked or otherwise die a death while we're away.

    I've considered bringing a SD-reader to upload my shots to the cloud, but that requires that we bring a laptop (and the availability of high-speed interweb).

    Am I just being paranoid, or do you do anything special to keep your shots safe while away on longer vacations?
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 5 Aug 2013 10:03:01 47,491 posts
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    I've not been on holiday since the rise of the likes of Dropbox, but we've always seemed to manage OK :)
  • FartPipe 5 Aug 2013 10:03:46 5,307 posts
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    I just keep my SD cards in my wallet when away.
  • imamazed 5 Aug 2013 10:04:19 6,322 posts
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    The States?

    Carry a piece with you.
  • TheSaint 5 Aug 2013 10:05:34 17,645 posts
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    In my experience hotel internet is usually throttled against uploading and downloading so I doubt that is an option.

    I've copied photos to our laptop / netbook in the past but usually I just try and keep my camera on me at all times or in the hotel safe.
  • henro_ben 5 Aug 2013 10:07:40 2,343 posts
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    You'll be fine, just keep your full cards with your passport/travel docs/house keys etc. so you know where they are. SD cards are pretty resilient in my experience, doubt anything will go physically wrong with them.

    When I spent a few months travelling I used a small HD that could be plugged direct into the camera so I could clear my cards. Worked nicely, only pain was having to find somewhere to charge it every few weeks.
  • ram 5 Aug 2013 10:08:05 3,599 posts
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    In the US the odds of your SD cards failing are lower than getting shot, so if they do fail consider yourself lucky.
  • dominalien 5 Aug 2013 10:08:29 8,497 posts
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    If you have a smartphone, you can probably connect your camera to it to copy the photos, and then use the smartphone's cloud connectivity to upload them.
  • Deleted user 5 August 2013 10:22:22
    Just get drop box on your phone and it'll auto upload your pics. If you're using a proper camera then just take a card reader too.

    You won't find it difficult to find free WiFi hotspots in the states. Failing that there'll be loads of net cafes.
  • phAge 5 Aug 2013 11:19:13 25,487 posts
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    Cheers - think I'll just get a bunch of cards and keep them on me at all times.

    Incidentally, this is my 24.000th post.

    \o/ /o\
  • chopsen 5 Aug 2013 11:22:25 19,993 posts
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    Actually, it was your 24,001th
  • imamazed 5 Aug 2013 11:23:00 6,322 posts
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  • wayneh 5 Aug 2013 11:24:03 2,599 posts
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    24,000 posts yet you will always be remembered for this one :)
  • phAge 5 Aug 2013 11:27:07 25,487 posts
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    I'm assuming the above links to my "I've got an 11-inch cock"-thread?
  • neilka 5 Aug 2013 12:00:02 21,199 posts
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    Something something red and white leads
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