WHAT TO BACKUP
- Large size MP4 (MUST)
- Project files, source (OPTIONAL, BUT RECOMMENDED)
WHERE TO BACKUP
ONLINE (For large size MP4s)
- Get a free Dropbox or Box.com account
- Install sync software – create a Sync Folder
- Before uploading your vid to Vimeo or YouTube, drag the MP4 file into your Sync folder and let it auto-backup
EXTERNAL DRIVES – have at least two, use weekly automated backup software. Install and relax, but check 2x yearly.
Backup Your Own YouTube Channel
Backup Your Favorite YouTube Channel or Playlists – see above. Or https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-videos-youtube-playlist/
Some tools also allow you to back up Vimeo Vids: https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl
Consider supporting a Dark Archive – either within the OTW or independently run, where fans can upload vids for preservation.
Additional suggestions and tips welcomed.
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