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

10 Apr 2017   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
+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.
I would go even further. Make sure you have your data backed up before the HDD becomes problematic. In other words, if you make frequent, routine backups, you will lose little to no data when a drive goes belly-up and will not need to worry about (and/or spend large amounts of money) restoring or recovering your data.

While we can discuss a variety of backup routines here, and there are many good ones out there, when reduced down to the very basics, one's data needs to exist in at least three places with each place disconnected from the others, except when updating backups, to be reasonably safe. An example would be data on a computer, an onsite backup such as on an external HDD stored on a drawer away from the computer (in another room if practical), and an offsite backup such as an external HDD in a locked drawer or locker at work, at a trusted friend's or relative's home, or a safe deposit box at a bank. A good, paid cloud backup service can also serve as an offsite backup as long as one has the monthly bandwith needed available.


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10 Apr 2017   #22
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

+1 for LadyF! Proactive measures almost always totally trumps reactive data recovery measures.
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10 Apr 2017   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes the Lady backs up everything.
She probably has backups for her kitchen sink in 3 locations.

One must just decide exactly what backup plan they need and desire.

I think the big thing for new people to computing is to remember just to do it.
It's not hard to do and their isn't a lot of cost.
After a couple or so time doing the backups a few tricks will be picked up and they will be very happy if they ever need to use one of the backups.

Jack
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10 Apr 2017   #24
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Yes the Lady backs up everything.
She probably has backups for her kitchen sink in 3 locations...
Now Jack, I've told you a million times not to exaggerate! Btw, I have backups for my kitchen sink in only two places.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...One must just decide exactly what backup plan they need and desire.

I think the big thing for new people to computing is to remember just to do it.
It's not hard to do and their isn't a lot of cost.
After a couple or so time doing the backups a few tricks will be picked up and they will be very happy if they ever need to use one of the backups.

Jack
Exactly!
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11 Apr 2017   #25
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Because of the wealth of information provided by data recovery folks in numerous forums on The 'Net, I have these two threads [along with a few others elsewhere] for the purpose of passing on your wisdom and experience, passing on your advice and ideas.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/topic...ractices-exper
college cafe's Computer Technologies;
Thread title: First Response Restore and Recovery ideas, beliefs, practices, experiences

https://www.dost-tech.com/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=730
Dost-Tech's Microsoft Windows Support; subGroup: Backup, Restore, Recovery; Ext/Int FD&HD MGT
Thread title: First Response restore and recovery ideas, beliefs, practices, experiences

Anyone, everyone, is very much welcomed to add content, add comments, ask questions, etc. Those threads hopefully will awaken end-users who are in any sort of data loss crisis, to consider
-- data recovery concepts and practices
-- restoration and copy-back concepts and practices
as a Unified Whole rather than linear parts and parcels.

Also, rather than over and over printing a post in numerous threads across The 'Net, I'm going to print the vast majority of "rollerstoller"-generated stuff in two threads in those two forums. You all can from time to time visit the above two and see additional stuff.
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11 Apr 2017   #26
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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