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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby FBM » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:53 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Oh, and Plan B is to give the whole schmear to someone who knows what the fuck they're doing.



Do you actually know anyone who knows wtf they're doing?
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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:57 am

FBM wrote:
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FBM wrote:This fred has motivated me to backup and partition my HD. Unticked the "quick format" option. Read that it's better somehow. In progress... :bored:

I'm going to buy a big box of 5.25" floppies and go at it.

Should I buy the high density ones? :thinks:


Erm. Yeah. You do that. :tup:

I can get them cheap. One guy inlaid his bar top with floppies of various sizes and ages. Some have hand-written labels, some are commercial products. It's kind of a way-back machine.
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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby pcCoder » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:24 pm

I normally only back up data and config myself. I've thought about full system backups, but realize that would take a lot of space and even though I have an external hard drive, it is full of other stuff. I keep my home directory partitioned, and a ~/Files directory for all my files, copies of application config, system config, etc. Recovery would be a reinstall of the applications, then a simple "cd ~/Files && make restore-all", or if the home partition has problems as well, restoring ~/Files from my external drive first.

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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby FBM » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:31 pm

I let Windows 7 decide what to back up. It turned out to be 27 gigs, but of what, :dunno:
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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:20 pm

pcCoder wrote:I normally only back up data and config myself. I've thought about full system backups, but realize that would take a lot of space and even though I have an external hard drive, it is full of other stuff. I keep my home directory partitioned, and a ~/Files directory for all my files, copies of application config, system config, etc. Recovery would be a reinstall of the applications, then a simple "cd ~/Files && make restore-all", or if the home partition has problems as well, restoring ~/Files from my external drive first.

I have a 2T external drive dedicated to back ups. I have a 1T and 3T HDD in the machine and other externals besides the 2T backup, such as a pair of 2Ts and an 1T, plus two 500G drives. I can afford the space for a full back-up.
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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby Daedalus » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
pcCoder wrote:I normally only back up data and config myself. I've thought about full system backups, but realize that would take a lot of space and even though I have an external hard drive, it is full of other stuff. I keep my home directory partitioned, and a ~/Files directory for all my files, copies of application config, system config, etc. Recovery would be a reinstall of the applications, then a simple "cd ~/Files && make restore-all", or if the home partition has problems as well, restoring ~/Files from my external drive first.

I have a 2T external drive dedicated to back ups. I have a 1T and 3T HDD in the machine and other externals besides the 2T backup, such as a pair of 2Ts and an 1T, plus two 500G drives. I can afford the space for a full back-up.


^This.

Heck, I have 500 gigs just of audiobooks and old time radio that I will NOT allow to vanish.

If you're good about backing up after all, there is really not much you have to do after the first BIG backup.
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Re: Recovery plan for C-drive

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:04 pm

Okay, I ordered a 2T drive. I'll give this to the wizard with the hopes he can get all the information off the old one without too many hoops. I saved the install programs for most of my programs and copied that over last week, so I should loose too much.
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