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Offline Stuart

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #570 on: October 30, 2018, 10:29:24 AM »
Well if we are telling

I am a farther ,grandfather,great grandfather guy

I have a synolgy diskstation with two server grade HDD in a raid setup on the network doing the hourly backups ( inc ) , then two SSD thunderbolt external drives to back up the music , photos and important data to on a monthly cycle a even months and b odd months

To be sure to be sure is my moto

The SIL. Has his own business for which I wrote the data storage data base he looks after the local day,week BU  but we exchange HDD monthly I keep his BU in the safe and we are 90 mile apart

But note I cannot read his encrypted BU
My aim is for a accurate part with a good finish

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #571 on: October 30, 2018, 11:31:03 AM »
Zee here Carl  ;) , you can still get the data out if the platter and heads are OK …. you "just" need another drive of the exact same model - take the circuit board from the working HD and install it on your "fried" drive - et voila => you can now read the data out.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #572 on: October 30, 2018, 02:21:11 PM »
I use a 1Tb SSD for my backup.
I tend to do backups when certain events occur. Things like going on vacation! Or when I begin a serious software project and then at various milestones of the project.
As I said, I could have sworn I'd done a backup just prior to vacation. I could also have sworn I'd done some backups since I retired in April.

I guess I should set up something more automatic (or do better checking that the backup took - I usually get a snack or coffee during the backup).

I like the SSD for backup but it's somewhat slow and can take quite a while.
However, I do wonder if it's sufficient.
Having another drive in the system worries me with respect to viruses.
It seems one could get a virus and transport it to the backup drive and risk losing the backup.

Prior to getting the SSD I used to back up to optical disc (CD/DVD). Each disc was labelled and a nice library maintained.
If a disc got corrupted, I could go further back in time.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #573 on: October 30, 2018, 02:33:37 PM »

Having another drive in the system worries me with respect to viruses.
It seems one could get a virus and transport it to the backup drive and risk losing the backup.



Multiple back up external drives, which are disconnected from the computer until back up time. I do that, as well as an internal drive that backs up all the time.

It's not perfect, but it provides some additional protection from malware and ransomware (as well as my malwarebytes), since being disconnected prevents the malware getting to the external back up.

Think I'll buy another external drive today.

Sorry you lost your stuff. Major bummer.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #574 on: October 30, 2018, 07:46:42 PM »
I had hard drive (C:) failure 2 years ago.  Not a huge problem I though as all photos were backed up to a pair of RAID 5 Network Attached Storage devices (4 & 8TB) with Hot Swap spare drives built into each.  Only problem I had somehow forgotten to set my video directory to back up and also a few work directories.  The work ones I was not too bothered about, but my dive videos of wrecks in the Red Sea I was really annoyed about.  Sent drive off to one of the specialists on No fix no fee basis, but after couple of months they said could not retrieve anything.

Photos are now on the D:drive, 2 NAS drives and all work photos are up in the cloud.  Also have now upped the C; drive to a 1Tb SSD, fed up of getting out of space messages when try to print.  laptop also has 500Gb hard drive.  Several other standalone drives also have stuff on them.

I'm bound to have missed something out.  It gets hard to keep track.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #575 on: October 30, 2018, 11:38:41 PM »
So, how many people read this thread and promptly started a backup??
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #576 on: October 31, 2018, 12:46:37 AM »
Nah, I'll do it tomorrow  :lolb:

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #577 on: October 31, 2018, 01:26:21 AM »
So, how many people read this thread and promptly started a backup??
 :atcomputer:

No, my back up regime is pretty good, and I just did one on saturday. But I did order another external drive to make my backup regime even more gooder.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #578 on: October 31, 2018, 02:59:20 PM »
Admiral_dk mentioned the possibility of swapping the electronics.
I have a number of old laptop drives. As a test, on one I removed the screws and lifted the board. No wires involved.
Thinking 'this is great!' I found an old laptop drive that seemed to matched my blown one.
A Western Digital.
Western Digital doesn't screw the boards on. They are staked.  :cussing:

On the 'good news' front...

I realized all (or very nearly all) my photos are on my iPad Mini. (I use that to show off my work to friends and family.)

Most everything else of major importance I can, and am, recreating.
Lost a few things but my memory protection is already setting in (i.e. my built-in 'forget' mechanism).  ;D


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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #579 on: October 31, 2018, 04:15:56 PM »
Good deal Carl - glad you can recover most of the most important stuff.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #580 on: November 05, 2018, 03:20:21 PM »
Over a week now and I'm still trying to recover. Just a quick update...

As for the photos on my iPad....grrrrr.
I can't seem to transfer them all from the iPad to the PC.
Connect to PC and 'Photos' app comes up but only shows a few pictures.
Tried iTunes but seems you can only transfer from PC to iPad.
My fear is if I try to sync, it will match the iPad to the PC and since the PC has no photos, the iPad may get emptied.
Found a couple of software apps that would do it but they cost money.
Drives me nuts.
Any thoughts?

BTW Rather than a laptop, I got a tower.
Other than vacation, I never move the laptop so I thought I'd get a tower (something I've used for years and years).
It's great and has more features and flexibility but I forgot one little detail...

Working away on recovery...and we lost power. Grrr.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #581 on: November 05, 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
I have always just plugged my wife's iPad into a USB cable to the PC. Then just use file explorer to move the files. They look just like any external memory stick and you should see them all. Skip using any PC application that may have its own idea of what to move.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #582 on: November 05, 2018, 05:01:59 PM »
I have always just plugged my wife's iPad into a USB cable to the PC. Then just use file explorer to move the files. They look just like any external memory stick and you should see them all. Skip using any PC application that may have its own idea of what to move.

Thanks. Tried that but file explorer doesn't see all the photos. It only sees the same files that the Windows app 'Photos' sees.
I've also tried security settings but to no avail.

I found this on an Apple site..."Photos and videos that you sync from your computer to your iOS device using iTunes can't be imported back to your computer."
So I suspect the only photos I'm seeing are ones I took with the phone itself.

I'm hoping the problem is unique to a PC. I have a Mac and will try that too.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #583 on: November 05, 2018, 05:33:31 PM »
Zee,
 Email them to yourself. Open email on PC, save. Not quick but you will get there!

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #584 on: November 05, 2018, 06:36:12 PM »
I have another suggestion. Turn on your iCloud backup of your photos. That will move a copy of all of your pictures to iCloud. Then use the iCloud for windows client to pull them back. That should be faster than useing email.

Tony