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    Where do you store your old footage?

    I've been recording GoPro for quite some time. Historically I have copied my raw footage to my laptop while editing and then I have a local network storage device (NAS) that I keep it on long term. My NAS has about 12 TB of space on it. However as time goes on I can see this number getting eaten up by all that old GoPro footage. I was wondering if anyone uses some sort of online service for keeping their old files or once you make a final cut that you dump the original files? What do you guys do?
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    External USB hard drives are cheap. You can get 5 TB for $120 bucks. Since you probably don't need constant online access to the files, fill the drive up, label it with dates, and put it on a shelf somewhere, or in a safe deposit box, depending on how serious you are about data retention. As an audio engineer, I pretty much buy 2 $50 1TB drives for every project I work on that the project gets backed up to. When it's done, those drives go into storage in separate places in case the material is needed later.

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    Yep, either get internal or external drives and file them away based on dates or locations or whatever you want. I don't ever dump original stuff that has made it through my initial culling.

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    And remember the ancient Chinese proverb: Two backups is one backup, one backup is no backups at all.

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    I back mine up to external hard drives and only back up the memorable footage like when I go on trips and such - local rides - I just make the video and then delete the raw video afterwards and then back up the final video.
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    My videos are archived on dvd or blu-ray.

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    I'm using hard drives. I have lots of them!
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