There’s one major problem with my home Mac backup system. It’s at home. I have Time Machine on an external hard disk drive.
I have a couple of extra drives for SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner clones. All is well. Everything is backed up, right? Yes, except it’s all backed up at home. How can we avoid catastrophic loss? Tornado? Hurricane? Flood? Theft?
What Are All Those Photos Worth To You?
Two words. Off. Premise. Get those valuable photos, movies, documents out of your house. I’ve been trying different online backup systems, and other ways to get valuables duplicated but out of the house.
BurnToDisc for iPhoto and Aperture brings back the good old days of sneaker net.
You remember sneaker net, right? Copy files to a floppy disc or CD or DVD, then, put on your sneakers and take them somewhere else; anywhere else but home or office.
That’s what BurnToDisc does. iPhoto does it, too, but doesn’t do a good job warning you about how many photos can fit on a CD or DVD. BurnToDisc doesn’t care. It all gets stored on CDs or DVDs.
Exporting photos to get them store safely out of the house is now easy.
BurnToDisc is an iPhoto plugin, so it’s not a standalone Mac app.
It works within iPhoto and exports your photos to be burned to CD or DVD for off site, off premise storage.
Pretty much everything is handled for you in BurnToDisc. Give your backup session a name, add the date, number the discs however you like (so they match up with labels), then click the Export button.
All the disc naming/numbering is handled for you. BurnToDisc shows up in iPhoto’s Export Photos panel as an extra option. All you need is a stack of CDs or DVDs and a place to store them when the burning is done.
BurnToDisc isn’t an app you’ll be likely to use everyday, but it just may be the app that saves all those valuable photos when disaster strikes your Mac.