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Windows 7: The five stages of data-loss grief

29 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

haha, that was awesome. luckly mine didnt die though, it was just showing signs of dying. luckly i backed everything up before it went to hard drive heaven
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29 Apr 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I make a daily image of my system and data partitions at boot-up. I have set Macrium to do that automatically. It takes only 9 minutes from my SSD to the internal HDD. Every Sunday, I copy the Sunday image to an on-line external disk into a "weekly folder". Every first of the month I also copy the last image to an external disk "monthly folder" that usually stays off-line. That way I have a whole history all the way back to the initial installation on 3 seperate disks
In addition I have two 16GB sticks to which I copy my data every 3 months and put it into my bank safe. 3 months later I retrieve the first stick and deposit the latest data copy on the second stick, and so on.
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04 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I, too, leaned the hard way about backing up.
If you lean the other way does the pain lessen?
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04 May 2010   #14
Tarka Dal

Learned the hard way!

I too have had my probs over the years losing over 500gig of information. Now I have invested in a NAS with 4 HD which backs up my computers every 3 days. Cost 200 with some old HD's.
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04 May 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AvatarOfTheShip View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I, too, leaned the hard way about backing up.
If you lean the other way does the pain lessen?
Most definitely. There is little pain if you have a recent backup/image when your hard drive crashes.
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