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It's World Backup day on Monday 31st March

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It's World Backup day on Monday 31st March

You do Backup don't you ?
I know we've covered this subject before, but it may prompt some who don't regularly Backup their Computer, Phone, Smartphone, iPad etc files
I use Time Machine x 3, Carbon Copy Cloner x 2, plus occasional DVD's of personal Data,  Docs, Excel, Word etc.
And an occasional emailing of some data to email accounts, all password protected of course.
Plus.... Paper !!
Very simple examples website...
http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

I have more than 14TB spread over 16 HDDs but I'm not sure that's going to be enough to back up the World Undecided Cheesy

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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

try 23TB spread over 15 X 2TB HDD's
Dang that reminds me (THANK YOU) I need to order some more HDD's for myself Wink

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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Recently bought just one 2TB disk for backups of 4 PC's.
It's not big enough if I were to use all my PC storage.
I wrote a couple of BASH scripts and set up a big LVM partition.
Each LVM partion is a bit bigger than the corresponding PC partition.
I now have 21 partitions containing every file from all my PC partitions.
All done with rsync.  Grin Grin
I don't get any problems with file locks etc - its run from a Linux live DVD.
Clever, eh? Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Grin Grin Grin
World back up day?  Grin Grin Grin
Where's the world gets drunk day? 
Seriously though, who comes up with this pap?
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

No instructions for the soon to be abandoned XP Users
No Instructions for Linux / Android et al


Therefore they have not catered for the world O/S  Undecided why they would do that with only 3 days to go
Quote from: Devonian
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Where's the world gets drunk day? 
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That is every weekend for some
Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Every weekend...  you party animal.  Grin
Mind you I do try most Saturday nights.  Cheesy
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

I wish, however I would be skint by modern day prices, if I was to drink like I used to Cheesy
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Could do with 1 of these around my way.. mind you, who knows what's being served!  Grin
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/poundpubs-fury-over-plans-open-3279126
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Not from the forums preferred DM I see Cheesy Roll eyes
I have Mancunian friends, so they will soon be ribbing us here down south Cheesy Roll eyes
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

i dont do back up  Wink
i just have any needed files on my spare HD and OS on SSD ,  i just reinstall to the SSD if needed  Cool
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

With most O/S there are built in backup tool(s) that are quite adequate
Android to the cloud
Android to you Computer
The new Firefox O/S Yet to be determined
Linux
The official Microsoft way Wink
XP you may need the disc
Vista
Win 7
Windows 8 / 8.1 /  RT 8.1
VileReynard
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

The problem is that all systems lock certain files.
Not to mention that files are continually changing.
You need a second OS to take a snapshot of your main OS and data.
A Linux live CD is excellent for this. Cheesy

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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Then, of course, once you have backed up....... you should back up your backup, to ensure you don`t lose anything...  Cheesy
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Re: It's World Backup day on Moday 31st March

Cool On April 1st I will be streaming all of my data to punched tape.
Why punched tape?
In terms of data persistence, if looked after correctly, paper tape lasts hundreds of years longer than magnetic media. Plus tape is a format that in the future will still be readable, somehow. As for DVD's, the discs will last for hundreds of years, but optical drives will have gone extinct by the year 2040.