Flickr deletes account ... no backup available

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by summerkl, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. summerkl

    summerkl SC Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
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    Flickr accidentally nukes user's 4,000 photos - Feb. 2, 2011

    Admittedly a rare occurrence but just in case in any SC member relies solely on Flickr ... time to backup the old school way on a portable hard drive.

    Also interesting to see the comment about lagging development on Flickr due to Yahoo's overall operational challenges.
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    :eek: Kevin!

    Fortunately, I've been quite happy with Flickr and not had any problems at all. I did, however, just explain to a friend (and she is a Luddite) that I did not think it wise to rely on any site such as Flickr as one's backup, for a variety of reasons.

    I feel for the person/s who lost their photos. If anything this makes me realize how I must clean house in my Lightroom catalogue and create collections!!!

    Kevin, if you wouldn't mind assigning one of your minions to keep tabs on this, I'd appreciate it. Seriously, I hadn't realized the big shake ups going on due to the Yahoo situation.
  3. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    I have some photos on Flickr that I haven't backed up.

    No, wait.

    Some photos are of the moment and not ones I care about. They're up for historic reasons only. I no longer have a backup for this one. I have other photos from that trip, but that one is one I put up to go with a blog post.