« on: October 07, 2014, 07:17:21 AM »
Quote from: ereka
So, yes - a little housekeeping would undoubtedly hold the fort for a short while. Even given my inherent reluctance to delete anything, I think increasing my storage capacity to 4Tb combined with ongoing good housekeeping as you've suggested would keep me going probably for several years.
Make yourself a plan of what you need to keep, and what you like to keep. For costumer work, I would keep all the files as long as needed plus a few month (they want 6 month, keep em 9 or something), but after that you can actually get rid of all the stuff. If you like to keep something of that work, I would burn the JPEG on DVD. The possibility that you need RAW files of these shoots is very small, but if a costumer comes back for whatever reason, you still have something to sell/give him.
For your own work, I would be very drastic in cutting down the number of keepers; let's be honest, nobody looks at 20'000 pictures of something. So keeping down the numbers, helps the quality of your collection, saves diskspace, and is a good exersice in rating pictures. (This process is a more timeconsuming than buying new hardware, but in the long run it only helps you).