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I am not able to decide how to keep my videos data base after the videos are uploaded & published. Do I need to store some where the videos recordings even after the final videos are published.

What data the experienced Youtubers are storing, how & where?
 

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I don't think you need a database. I think most people save them on their hard drives with a folder for each video and then all the related files for that video would go in subfolders within that folder. You should then probably back up those files and folders to an external disk on a regular basis. That way, if the first disk drive fails, you have a second copy. :)
 
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I don't think you need a database. I think most people save them on their hard drives with a folder for each video and then all the related files for that video would go in subfolders within that folder. You should then probably back up those files and folders to an external disk on a regular basis. That way, if the first disk drive fails, you have a second copy. :)
Thanks Crown. Do we really need to create a folder containing all the related files? I can't foresee a situation where they can be of any use in future? Is it not easier to download the final product (uploaded & published video) from the Youtube and store it?
 

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Thanks Crown. Do we really need to create a folder containing all the related files? I can't foresee a situation where they can be of any use in future? Is it not easier to download the final product (uploaded & published video) from the Youtube and store it?
It depends on what sort of videos you create I suppose.If there is only 1 file, then maybe you don't need a folder per video. It's up to you. :)
 
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I am not an experienced youtuber but I am using an external hard drive for archived videos. You can get a few TB at a reasonable price nowadays. I have a WD Easy Store HD. I have a folder structure by year > project name > sub folders

They way how I look at it, every video I make is my work and product and I do like to have my own copies of the content. I do clean up unused clips, files, or media before archiving.