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Backups

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by Phil, Nov 13, 2003.

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Do you practice what you preach and backup your PC ?

  1. Every time I add a new document

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  2. Religiously every week

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  3. Every month or so

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  4. When I remember

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  5. Doh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Phil
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    How many of you back up your data? and how many have learned the lesson the hard way ? :)
     
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  2. SimonV

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    At work backup is high on the list of important jobs, but at home!! Well thats a different story. You'll be happy to know that I back up the forum data once a week, sometimes more so at least I'm not too much of a Doh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at home.

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  3. Nelix
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    Good to hear Si.

    I have had a few Doh!!!!! encounters and still only back up when i remember :oops:
     
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  4. kelton

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    I firmly believe "it will never happen to me" :badi :behead


    I backup maybe once a year :eek:

    It does help that I have a copy of most stuff on my laptop and desktop - but still not the best for someone hoping to be in the IT trade :!:
     
  5. tripwire45
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    At work, I'm in charge of changing the backup tapes on two of the servers. At home....Doh!!!!!!!!!!! :oops:
     
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  6. Phil
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    I got caught out twice last year :oops: the second time was when I'd left my HDD hanging out the side of my PC while I rebuilt it, I wandered off doing other stuff.......for several months. I then clumsily dropped another Hard drive on top of it - clumsy oaf. Now that was a real DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! moment :(

    and I still haven't learned.
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jeez, am I some kind of angel here ??? :angel

    I mean, although I don't work in IT, at home I backup at least once a fortnight, or whenever I add and significant docs/apps to my system.

    Saying that, I just run the backup, then generally fire it across the network to another machine - seldom on to disk (unless it's really important)

    And apps, drivers, etc I make disk copies of ....am I some kind of wierdo ???? :eek:
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    Well, after reading some of your posts in other threads, I can't really call you an angel... :twisted: :lol:
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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  10. tripwire45
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    Hey, I didn't mean it in a bad way. :wub Really, you're kinda nice... :oops:
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Heck, Trip - you are NOT handling this innuendo coaching very well, are you ????

    :P Let's draw a discreet veil over this one, eh ?
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    ROTL !

    I'll spend time thinking over this at work tomorrow, then post a Thread specially for you on this subject, Trip :)

    <note to Phil:> Sorry for me and Trip hijacking your Poll (oooo-err, Missus !!!)
     
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  14. tripwire45
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    As soon as I set up a simple workgroup, which usually takes me a whole evening these days
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  16. littlebud

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    I like to do a whole drive image but it is only as I think about it.
     
  17. SimonV

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    Hey littlebud, welcome to CertForums. Why not drop a post in the New Members forum and tell us a little about yourself. Good to have you onboard.

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  18. tripwire45
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    I couldn't have put it better myself, Si. :)
     
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  19. wizard

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    I always tell my lesser computer savvy mate to backup regularly, but do I do it myself?

    Do I heck. I may be tempting fate here, fingers crossed, touching wood, I've had no catastrophic comp failures where I've loads of data.

    I'll now probably disappear for a couple for a couple days after my hard drive starts making strange noises. :D
     
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  20. Phoenix
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    Um, I backup to tape (200GB Ultrium drive) twice a year maybe? (it costs about 300 quid a time on tapes!! lol)
    I generally just dump everything on my file server, with some local copies of important docs, drivers and stuff i can re download, all i keep on CD is the ethernet drivers just incase

    it gets quite a hassle backing up constnatly when you have almost 2TB of crap to keep an eye on

    at work it was even more of a pain, we could go through 5 or 6 200gb tapes a day, and there pushing 80 quid each, and the backups took over 13 hours :/
    tried to get them to hook the library up directly to the SAN, but they never did lol
     
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