Photography Archive Storage with Synology By RC Concepcion

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Creating a bomb-proof system for scalable long term storage and backup of important data is a challenge that all photographers have to overcome. Join RC as he shares a solid solution that involves using a network attached storage device from Synology. In this introductory class you will learn what is possible with this solution, how to get it set up, and how to start using it for all of your data storage needs.

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Join RC as he goes over the goals and intent of this class.
Learn what it means to have a NAS, or Network Attached Storage, and how it works.
After plugging in the drives and powering up the unit there are a few more things to know about getting your device set up.
With the software installed you can move forward with configuring the device to use the drives you have installed.
These units are all expandable and you will want to know how to scale up by adding new drives.
Inside the Control Panel is where you will configure the device to work on your network.
Before putting data on the device you need to set up a shared folder and its permissions for access.
You\\'ll want to set up user access, permissions, and passwords for management and security.
There are a few ways to approach backing up your data.
Now you are ready to start transferring data between your Synology unit and your workstation.
The Synology unit has its own operating system and you can install programs, called packages, to extend its functionality further.
One option to consider is setting up your Synology to be able to access it over the Web, and even back up the data on your unit to the cloud.
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RC Concepcion


RC is an award winning photographer and author of the best selling books “Get Your Photography On the Web” and “The HDR Book” by Peachpit Press. He is an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, hosts the popular podcasts “Photoshop User TV” and “Photography Tips and Tricks...

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  1. Profile photo of JOHN6118 JOHN6118

    Hi RC. When are your next set of Synology Classes coming out? You just touched on some topics that you said you would cover, if we wanted. Yes, we want them… Thanks, John.

  2. Profile photo of Ed Ed

    This isn’t a backup plan; it’s just a piece of technology. You didn’t show an actual sustainable, “bullet proof” backup plan. This was rated as an intermediate level course. It’s not.

  3. Profile photo of Todd Higgins Todd Higgins

    I was thinking of using my Synology as my LR photo storage and putting the LR catalog in dropbox. This would theoretically sync my catalog between my desktop and laptop. Dose not seem to work the way I want it to (the NAS, never shows up the same way in LR, do I need to map it on both machines?) Would this even work, or am I way wrong in thinking this way?

    My question is, with your back up system (LR-1, LR-2 etc….. do you back up the catalog with each drive, or do you keep one master catalog? Or do yo even access the old files? Just back them up and be happy to know they are there?

  4. Profile photo of raman2727 raman2727

    I would like to see more advanced features of Sinology like Photo station, VPN, iTunes server etc. Thank you!

  5. Profile photo of Martinankerpedersen Martinankerpedersen

    Hello – you are talking about some others courses, but i can’t find them?

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