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Author Topic: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup  (Read 1394 times)

mouser

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Consider this a public service announcement.

For those of you who haven't yet gotten into the habit of making full system backups (i.e. full drive image backups), do yourself a favor and finally take the leap and get it done.

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Re: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 12:21:14 PM »
Yes, for the love of god, please do! If you have any data that you value at all, it's worth taking the time (and spending a little money on backup hardware/software if need be). It could save you thousands of dollars and lots and lots of headache. I know from painful recent experience.  :-[

P.S. RAID is not backup! Do *not* count on RAID to keep your data safe.

- Oshyan

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Re: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 03:14:04 AM »
If anyone is using RedoBackup, mentioned in this thread Recommend disk imaging software? , they might find these tutorials useful:

Clone Lab Computers with a USB drive - FREE
Clone Computers Across the Network Part 1 of 2 part 2 follows at end of 1.

When backing up laptop to desktop computer those shares must be set up correctly. I had some troubles with that.

Seems like a pretty qualified and cool computer teacher btw. http://oakdome.com/k5/index.php

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Re: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 07:38:23 AM »
Wow! It's been just over a year since my last full backup!
Thanks, mouser!

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Re: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 05:30:57 PM »
Here's part 1 of a 2 parter on my data loss and backup experiences. Look at it as a cautionary tale for the holidays. :D

http://oshyan.blogsp...ck-up-your-data.html

- Oshyan

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Re: Get yourself the best gift for the holidays: A full system backup
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 08:09:38 PM »
If anyone is using RedoBackup, mentioned in this thread Recommend disk imaging software? , they might find these tutorials useful:

Clone Lab Computers with a USB drive - FREE
Clone Computers Across the Network Part 1 of 2 part 2 follows at end of 1.

When backing up laptop to desktop computer those shares must be set up correctly. I had some troubles with that.

Seems like a pretty qualified and cool computer teacher btw. http://oakdome.com/k5/index.php

I haven't tried the Redo Backup but it looks pretty simple.  Our school uses Ghost to image.  I like the K5 computer lab site.   :Thmbsup: