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Windows 7: Backup/Restore & Recovery programs & routines [open topic]

07 Apr 2017   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Jared, Data Medics and Data Medics forum admin, gives DR advice:
First Response Restore and Recovery ideas, beliefs, practices, experiences in Computer Technologies Forum

Luke, specialist, RecoveryForce, RecoveryForce forum, gives DR advice.
First Response Restore and Recovery ideas, beliefs, practices, experiences in Computer Technologies Forum


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07 Apr 2017   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Even attempting to make a forensic clone of a failed drive has no guarantee of success. The best first response to a failed drive is to have already created backups of your data before the failure. And, since any data not backed up will be lost if the drive it is on fails, the data becomes corrupted, or is accidentally deleted, backups must be updated frequently. Even though making and updating backups consumes more time and costs more than not doing so, it is still more reliable, less time consuming, and far less expensive than data recovery, which has no guarantees of success. One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of their data.
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07 Apr 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This from the post above by Lady Fitzgerald is a great one liner and very true.
It would be a great slogan for Macrium to use in their advertisements.

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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of their data.
Jack
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07 Apr 2017   #14
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LadyF, may I quote you or URL you in other places? You have spoken words of gold on platters of silver! Actually, those dudes elsewhere preach the same thing you do -- it's just that when an end-user, not having made recent current backups enters into a crisis -- that is the when those two guys advise immediate on-pass cloning or imaging or plain copying onto external media.
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07 Apr 2017   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

LaybackBear, you and I posted at the same time -- yes, being proactive is much much better than being reactive. All DR folks preach that message. DR work begins where "no backups/data lost" crisis begins.
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07 Apr 2017   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think part of the problem is the same old story from years ago.

When one starts their computing life, one of the last things they read about is backups.
Until one comes to this forum or one like it the subjects of backups and cloning are never thought of by new users.
No body tells them about the subject.
They first hear about backups after the problem occurs and their without a backup or a clone.

Hopefully many members and non members will read this thread. Then they can become proactive.

Jack
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07 Apr 2017   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
LadyF, may I quote you or URL you in other places? You have spoken words of gold on platters of silver! Actually, those dudes elsewhere preach the same thing you do -- it's just that when an end-user, not having made recent current backups enters into a crisis -- that is the when those two guys advise immediate on-pass cloning or imaging or plain copying onto external media.
Sure, go ahead. If it enables even one person to avoid losing their data, it will be worth it. I see too many posts here and elsewhere from people saying their HDD died and they want to recover their data from it. I also see too many posts from wannabe experts that try to tell those people how to recover their data with methods that are more likely to ensure that data will never be recovered, assuming that it could have been recovered in the first place.
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09 Apr 2017   #18
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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09 Apr 2017   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When hardware of any kind has a hardware problem their is no software fix.
Some programs will run and hide from the problem until the problem get so bad they can't run and hide anymore.

When a hard drive starts giving problems, don't kid yourself. It will never get better. It will only get worse. Just get a new piece of hardware to replace the one that is nice enough to give you a warning. Some don't, they just quite.

To me hardware in a computer is like food in the refrigerator.

**If in doubt throw it out.**

Jack
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10 Apr 2017   #20
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

+1 on Jack's post! I would add: make any sane attempts to recover or restore one's data on other external media before pitching the problematic HD.
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