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    General reminder for those here at Speedguide

    Back up your files often.
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    Uh oh...how much you lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Back up your files often.

    Oh No .. You lost some stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Abbey
    A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comtrad View Post
    Uh oh...how much you lose?
    About 120 gigs of music data, mostly from CDs of mine that I've ripped in the past month or so.

    And as luck would have it, I was having one of those "You know, I should probably make a backup of this stuff...just in case..." moments not that long ago.

    I'm currently flipping a coin on whether I should grab the sledgehammer, or the really, really big sledgehammer.


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    raid 5 nas ftw (or ambackup )

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    I just realized that the drive also had the recovery data from my IBM Death Star.



    I hate computers.

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    That's a lot of Celine Dion
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    Actually it was a mix of Guy Lombardo, Lawrence Welk, and Liberace.

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    yes, i will never store anything important on nothing less than a raid 1.
    learned the lesson the hard way

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    External HDD FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    External HDD FTW!
    right, because that's MUCH less likely to fail than an internal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro View Post
    right, because that's MUCH less likely to fail than an internal one.
    You see.... it's EX - TER - NAL ......which means that it isn't IN-TER-NAL ...which means that it's outside of the the 'puter thingy and therefore not IN-SIDE.....which means that y'know ...it works.....'n stuff .....yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilog B View Post
    That's a lot of Celine Dion
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amro View Post
    right, because that's MUCH less likely to fail than an internal one.
    yeah...? I turn it on when I back stuff up and turn it back off...

    no sense in running it and wearing it down to make it crash sooner when its not being used.

    Been sitting here for 2hours and have had 3 students come in with harddrives that have failed over night.. it happens. Its amazing that all 3 of them had "external" hard drives to back their stuff up on and saved the day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilog B View Post
    That's a lot of Celine Dion
    There were at least two albums from Dion, but sorry to disappoint you, Celine was nowhere to be found.

    The external drive isn't a bad idea, but I'd probably go RAID for my main backup solution.

    Many thanks to those have helped.

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    Good reminder. I need to rma a 250gig seagate I have. I'll backup my file drive onto it.

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    sorry for the loss, i know the feeling

    raid is not a back solution, at least that is what i have been lead to believe, burn that data to dvd/cd and make multiple copies to multiple external HDD's.

    at least that's what i do, but i am kinda paranoid of losing some things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    raid is not a back solution, at least that is what i have been lead to believe, burn that data to dvd/cd and make multiple copies to multiple external HDD's.
    While I'm not all that familiar with RAID myself, I'm under the impression that a setup like RAID 1 is basically creating a mirror of your data on a second hard drive. IE, two 300 gig HDs give you 300 gigs of usable space, with a 300 gig duplicate in case of drive failure.

    I do burn backups to DVD, but I hadn't gotten around to tackling that drive (or any of the drives in that machine) yet.

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