How to Keep your DJ Library Safe for Ten Bucks Per Month
October 4, 2018
October 4, 2018
I’ve been through countless revisions of music backup routines as a D.J. who also happens to be the owner and head geek of an I.T. company. Read below to find out EXACTLY how I protect myself from losing my Serato and itunes libraries for less than the price of an import 12″
Going all the way back to “I’ll occasionally (translation: never) remember to plug in my backup drive and start a backup, to waiting forever for Time Machine backups to complete before finding out they were “corrupt” and had to be redone to….well, no backup at all for way-too-long stretches of time.
At this point I’ve settled on a couple truths about myself
Awesomely enough, it’s not that hard or that expensive to build a solution that covers all of that — especially if you compare that labor & cost to the inevitable wild-eyed-crying-panic-attack you’ll have when you realize you left your hard drive on the train. or your dog pees on your laptop. or your computer boots up with a question mark and you realize your hard drive is fried. or whatever, I’m sure you’ve got some good stories…every music fan does.
I’m writing this post specifically for the Serato DJ’s I know, but this advice holds more or less true for almost any type of DJ or music fan who happens to be reading this post.
And remember, this is just the way I do it. There’s plenty of other articles from DJ sites (I even referenced some below) that talk about a pretty similar methods, but they won’t tell you EXACTLY how to use a Dropbox account and another always-on computer (or a cheap network drive) that will always have an update version (as well as point-in-time snapshots )of your entire music library.
There, now you’ve got a Disaster Recovery Plan for your D.J/Music life. Congratulation
What to buy for a cheap network drive setup
About Google Backup & Sync, allows you to use Google Drive instead
alternative google, use backup & sync instead : https://www.blog.google/products/photos/introducing-backup-and-sync-google-photos-and-google-drive/
“Backup and Sync is an app for Mac and PC that backs up files and photos safely in Google Drive and Google Photos, so they’re no longer trapped on your computer and other devices. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and we’ll take care of the rest.”
Other post with videos etc
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