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Oliver Peters
Re: Working from home
on Mar 27, 2020 at 5:17:39 pm

This process won't help everyone. If you haven't already taken these steps, it probably won't help now. But it will help you in the future.

Our media is all on a NAS for day-to-day work. However we routinely follow these steps:

1. New dailies media from a shoot is stored on the NAS.
2. The same dailies (after being organized for the project) are archived on raw drives.
3. Ongoing Premiere project files are backed up daily to DropBox (just for extra protection).
4. When done/locked/delivered the remaining elements (project file, music, grfx, etc) are added to the raw archive drive.
5. That project folder is also moved to a "backed up" folder on the NAS after the archive copy is complete. Oldest backed up folders are deleted when space is needed on the NAS.

At any given time, if needed, we can fully restore the project to the NAS from the drive. We currently have 205 drives ranging from 2TB to 8TB in capacity. Yesterday I took 14 drives home (about 78TB) with the media that we could potentially need in the near term. Although we never envisioned the archive drives to be used in a situation like this, it is totally appropriate. Hope this helps someone in the future.

- Oliver

Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com


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