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Windows 7: System Image Backup Strategies/Thoughts

11 Jun 2012   #51
moralessly

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Y does a windows last only some years wat goes out the motherboard?


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11 Jun 2012   #52
TypeR

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moralessly View Post
Y does a windows last only some years wat goes out the motherboard?
Pardon?
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11 Jun 2012   #53
kado897

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If you don't mistreat it it will run as long as you like.
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11 Jun 2012   #54
moralessly

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Yes they say dat a computer last only 5 years or some years i was wondering y
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11 Jun 2012   #55
kado897

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I guess that like all other electronic equipment it gradually degrades until something goes wrong with the hardware. I would have thought that a mechanical component such as the disk drive would go first.
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11 Jun 2012   #56
moralessly

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Thanks dat was helpful too me now i know
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11 Jun 2012   #57
F5ing

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor S View Post
I have exactly 2 apps that keep changing data I care about on the system partition, and that data can't be redirected to another partition. One is Quicken, which is how I do my accounting and pay my bills, and the other my PIM, which has all my appointments and all my PW's, links, etc.
But both apps can create their own proprietary backup file.
Those type apps are a PIA. You've got to figure out how they can be made whole again after a recovery. It takes time to figure what's really needed. Then make special rules in your backup routine to automatically copy what's needed off the OS/app partition to your data partition, which also has to get automatically backed up.

The thing is, you've got to identify this type stuff up front, and accomodate it into your disaster recovery regimen. If done right you can make any recovery as easy and painless as possible, and without taking much thought as you go through the process.

Sometimes I wonder if I've spent too much time worrying about this stuff. I've been lucky, I guess. In 20+ years I've never had to do a true recovery on any of my machines. I've only done full wipeout/restores when I think there's a need to re-prove that the strategy would work if I ever needed it to.

But I've witnessed and heard of too many disasters. So I continue spending time analyzing my backup strategy.
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11 Jun 2012   #58
kado897

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The company I worked for before I retired had a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy which involved several teams and I was a member of one of them. One of the things we had to do was a complete recovery of our IT systems from bare metal once per year using an offsite facility. We had to assume that the head office which contained our IT systems had been destroyed in an accidental or terrorist related event.
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11 Jun 2012   #59
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The company I worked for before I retired had a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy which involved several teams and I was a member of one of them. One of the things we had to do was a complete recovery of our IT systems from bare metal once per year using an offsite facility. We had to assume that the head office which contained our IT systems had been destroyed in an accidental or terrorist related event.
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11 Jun 2012   #60
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The company I worked for before I retired had a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy which involved several teams and I was a member of one of them. One of the things we had to do was a complete recovery of our IT systems from bare metal once per year using an offsite facility. We had to assume that the head office which contained our IT systems had been destroyed in an accidental or terrorist related event.
The thing is. IT was so essential to the running of the business that losing it would be catastrophic. I guess that is true of most medium to large businesses these days that such measures should be essential. Doing once isn't enough as systems and people change.
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