Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool but it is not a backup system. If you have neglected to prepare for total system failure, then you should expect to lose everything when disaster inevitably strikes. Here is an overview of my three-tiered backup plan.
I am fond of a backup utility called Carbon Copy Cloner on my Mac. This wonderful donationware utility plays a critical role in my backup plans. This tutorial explains how I use this software to protect my photographs from total destruction should one of my hard drives fail.
Most digital photographers are not taking the time to properly protect their precious digital images. As a professional photographer, the idea of losing a single important image scares me, but losing everything that I have ever shot because my computer crashes horrifies me. Ask yourself, “What would I lose if my computer died right now?”