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    Note to self re backups

    Note to self:

    Make sure to back up primary data drive at least occaisionally, so that if the IBM 'deathstar' decides to quit, you don't lose 3 fricking years worth of digital photo's and your outlook file that spans back to 1998.

    GODDAMMIT!

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    ouch..... been there dont that tho (sadly...)

    now got in the habbit of doing a 1-2 month backup to CD-R of my mail/address book, source code/etc/etc.. and in the meantime an FTP holds important work too....


    i will NEVER buy an IBM drive again.....
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    I bought a 80Gb Seagate today, and will use that as the starting point for a nice big NAS box that I'm planning for home. Overkill!

    Seems that my Deathstar is still under warranty, so it means that I'll get a nice shiny replacement from IBM. I have no idea whether that is a good idea or not - hopefully they don't replace it with another 75GXP

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    Re: Note to self re backups

    Originally posted by C4M
    Note to self:

    Make sure to back up primary data drive at least occaisionally, so that if the IBM 'deathstar' decides to quit, you don't lose 3 fricking years worth of digital photo's and your outlook file that spans back to 1998.

    GODDAMMIT!

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    been there about a 1/2 dozen times IM starting to learn from it thou I only buy harddrives that come with formatting software!
    Format the drive and make a drive letter and your done! for mp3s/videos(second drive) computer crashes all you do is reset the drive letter.
    I would never put my collection of my main harddrive been down that road

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    I had two 75gxps in a raid 0 a while back, and had one die after only a few months, so I only luckily lost those few months of data, but after that I got parinoid . And both of my replacement 75gxps are humming happily along (I had two, and both died , also have 5 60gxps, and had two die ). I ended up building a raid5 server with backup drives in removable bays that I remove after runing my backup jobs .
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    I lost 120Gb of data last year, everything Id ever done on a PC or Amiga since 1993.
    TBH I havent really missed it.
    I managed to re-rip all the mp'3s that were lost (40Gb), about 20Gb was waiting to be CDR'd for storage.
    The rest whist it would have been nice to kepp, I aint really missing it much. In fact, it's probably saved time having to wade though and sort it all out!

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