A tale of a hard drive crash

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Posted 12/30/2012 by ShanB in Digital Scrapbooking
 

ShanB
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Posted: 12/30/2012 11:25:50 AM
It happened the hard drive failed on my Mac

Dh had to wipe it clean and reformat it

But since we back up everything was safe on the time machine we just restored it and did not lose a single file and everyone lived happily ever after

Have you backed up your computer today? It's worth it to have this story with a happy ending for once



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Posted: 12/30/2012 11:36:06 AM
I love a story with a happy ending! It's so rare for a Mac hard drive to crash, but so true about the lovely Time Machine for restoring. I do back up quite religiously, but it's a good reminder, thank you.



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Posted: 12/30/2012 1:37:39 PM
Oh! I almost didn't click on this thread! I'm so glad it was a happy ending. I back up to two EHDs, but I've never had any failures...yet...


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Posted: 12/30/2012 1:59:24 PM
Oh Yay - a happy ending. Here is a horse that has been beaten to death, but let's talk about it one more time. What did you use to back up all those files?


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Posted: 12/30/2012 2:29:03 PM
Oh I am so pleased to hear that you have everything saved! My heart was in my mouth as I opened the thread.

I took the plunge and subscribed to Backblaze earlier this year and everything backs up online automatically.





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Posted: 12/30/2012 3:15:09 PM
I signed up for Crash Plan about a month ago. It took until just this week for all my files to get backed up though. So not sure how it works as I add files and delete them but hopefully I am safe for when it happens to me in the future.


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Posted: 12/31/2012 12:59:07 AM
Yay!! So glad to hear Time Machine was to the rescue. I have always wondered what would happen. Good to know my data is safe with Time Machine. Thanks for sharing. I also back up all my photos to Flickr and my entire computer to CrashPlan. You hear the horror stories, and if ever in your situation, I want to be able to say just what you did - restore and keep living happily ever after.

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Posted: 12/31/2012 7:58:48 AM
Shannon I think it works the same as Backblaze, it updates automatically in the background, but only saves those files you still have on your hard drive, so anything you delete from your computer will be deleted from the online backup.





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Posted: 12/31/2012 8:26:59 AM
I have Crashplan too for my PC, Shannon. I found that the backing up in the background was really slowing down the PC, so I set it to only back up in the middle of the night. Much better! I haven't had to restore from Crashplan yet, but it makes me feel much more comfortable knowing I have that extra backup off-site.



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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:07:01 AM
For reference with CrashPlan everything is backed up chronologically. So you can go back to a certain date and restore something you may have accidentally deleted.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:36:32 PM
What a relief not to lose any of your data or photos!

I use Carbonite and it keeps any files deleted from your hard drive in your backup for 30 days.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 12:31:24 AM
I was told, but I may have misunderstood, that Crashplan NEVER deletes files even if you do. I hope that is correct. However like Shannon I enrolled 1 month ago, didn't start backing up my laptop til a day or so ago and it is taking forever to back up to the "Cloud" only 10GB in 24 hours...I have over 500 GB to back up. This could be a long time. So do I have to leave my laptop on and open until I get it all? I usually close it down (hibernate) it in the evenings...but

Anyone have more info on how Crashplan works?


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