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NAS-Based Linux Photography Workflow

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When a few months ago I decided to buy a NAS, my plan was to use it as a dumb storage device that makes it easier to access my files and keep them safe. Gradually, though, I found myself using my lowly QNAP T-231P NAS for various photography-related tasks, and now the appliance plays a central role in my Linux-based photographic workflow. It's all started with me moving my photo library to the…

Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

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Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It's time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or MySQL) database back end. This allows you to access your photo library from any machine on the same network as well as keep your photo library safe thanks to the fact that storage on most…

DIY Mobile Backup Device for Photographers

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Backup anxiety syndrome is not a real medical condition, but as a photographer, you might be familiar with the main symptom all too well: the constant worry about keeping your photos safe, especially when you are traveling. So what can you do to alleviate this debilitating condition? Besides the obvious but far from practical solution of lugging your laptop around as a glorified backup device,…