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Quick way to backup data from partition with cross-linked files

I've got a problem with one of my partitions (no system, only data). I can save files on it just fine, read them too. But any attempt to resize the partition using Paragon Partition Manager software ...
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Hard drive failed, suspected filesystem corruption, still cannot salvage any data from harddrive

Firstly, I am terribly sorry if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find a similar issue to mine, so here goes. I have a 1TB hdd bought around 8 months ago used as backup hard drive. I have not used ...
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1answer
9 views

Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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0answers
40 views

How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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1answer
46 views

Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Hi ya'll. I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition. Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for Backup purposes? [closed]

I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location. I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here? I know that ...
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0answers
24 views

Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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3answers
85 views

Seagate backup plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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2answers
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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1answer
22 views

Converting a time machine backup to a clone

I'm having trouble memorizing some old passwords for some old protected DMG's. I'm hoping to find them in my old backups, because stupid young me probably saved them in his keychain (which doesn't fit ...
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
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47 views

Can I clone a +5TB drive directly to the cloud? [closed]

I've got a Drobo device which is not mounting correctly on my computer. Given the size of the device (4 x 2TB drives), I can't find a drive large enough to clone my Drobo (minimum 5TB drive), to later ...
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3answers
97 views

How to copy bootable SSD (multiple partitions) to HDD and then to a new SSD?

My 15" late 2013 Retina MBP has a bootable 1TB SSD. I want to back it up to a 1.5TB HDD and then restore it to a (potentially) new bootable 1TB SSD at a later date. Sorry if this has been asked ...
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1answer
28 views

How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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1answer
24 views

Creating a system image on a blank hdd and using that same hdd

So here's my situation: I have a 1TB HDD that is starting to make noises (fail) so I bought a new 2TB HDD to put my old information on. But here is my question: If I were to make a System Image on the ...
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15 views

Copying files from hard drive B (desktop's HD) to hard drive A (laptop's HD) and putting back hard drive A into laptop

I just bought a new Hard drive for my laptop, but all my files are on my desktop. I thought of just plugging in my new laptop's hard drive into my desktop and copying and pasting my files (from ...
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2answers
57 views

Keeping internal HDD as external

I am looking to get a disk to backup all my data in case something hapens and both my internal drives' filesystem get corrupted. I am thinking of getting an 'internal' hard drive and simply keep it ...
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1answer
25 views

How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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2answers
159 views

What is the most secure, efficient and cheap way to backup files? [closed]

I 've been using computers for 20 years and I have gone through several styles of backing up my files. In the past I used to burn files on CDs and DVDs, which soon turned into a huge mass. I couldn't ...
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1answer
24 views

Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...
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1answer
23 views

Will an rsync copy operation “fix” issues with invalid file block counts, or does it preserve everything exactly as the source?

Here are the events surrounding my question, which may make things more relevant: I had a hard drive fail recently, to the point where neither Disk Utility or asr could fix the structure to a ...
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1answer
46 views

RAID 1 (mirroring) [closed]

I just bought a second HDD for backups, it is exactly the same model as the first one. Both drives are secondary, I have SSD for the system. My motherboard is an Asus Gryphon Z87. My questions: ...
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1answer
31 views

Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage. Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM drive. The USM disk fits nicely in my NAS, but is it possible to use it as external hard ...
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43 views

Attempted to reconnect old Time Machine backup; partition now completely inaccessible

I'm running Mavericks on a Macbook Pro Early 2011. I had the logic board of my Macbook Pro replaced by Apple. I have Time Machine backups on one partition of a 2GB external drive. As you may know, ...
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Sector by sector backup from encrypted hdd to ssd

I have a 500gb encrypted (LUKS) hdd with linux installed (only 50gb used) and I want to migrate to a 250gb ssd. Installing from scratch to the new drive is something that I want to avoid since I have ...
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1answer
49 views

Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
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1answer
62 views

Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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0answers
40 views

Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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1answer
306 views

Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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0answers
28 views

Will long kept harddisk get corrupted by itself [duplicate]

I have a few backup hard-disk for keeping important data. These hard-disks are disconnected and kept inside computer desk drawer for most of the time (99% of time). I always believe that simply ...
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2answers
86 views

File copy, in series or parallel?

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of data. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm SATA hard drive (no raid), Windows 8.1 to an external USB 3.0 7200rpm hard drive. Both have an NTFS ...
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2answers
282 views

Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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Does Macrium Reflects “system partition backup” store everything? Including all installed apps, registry tweaks, user folders, etc.?

I'm asking this because I just made a backup with Macrium Reflect (free edition) of my Windows 7 install, and the resulting backup file is really small. The settings I chose were: Intelligent ...
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How to set up parity for spanned volumes

I am looking for a way to make parity backups of my data that i store on a large spaned volume... Ideally i would use raid 5, but i have drives of many different sizes, and would like to use all. What ...
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1answer
59 views

My HDD is unallocated how to restore

I accidentally removed all partitions on my external USB HDD. All my pictures were on it, as this device was my Photo backup. Steps I took: I started with my WD Harddisk 1TB with 2 partitions, one ...
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2answers
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Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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1answer
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one-way sync from common folders on various computers

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate, but I'm having a really hard time finding a precooked solution. I have a desktop with 1TB hard drive and 3 laptops with 256GB each. I download a lot of music to ...
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Windows 8 Built-in Back-Up Utility

I have a Western Digital Passport 1TB. Windows 8.1 does not recognise it as a device for backing up data or making a windows image on it. 2 months ago these features worked fine but after I changed my ...
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1answer
62 views

Disk partition showing “Low Disk Space” but cannot delete Windows Backup files

Windows 7 desktop PC that has been using Windows Backup on a schedule. Unfortunately it has been backing up to the Recovery partition where the original factory software is located. Windows Backup has ...
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How to schedule USB drive to start only in specific days

I have backup drive, and I have configured backup in Acronis every Friday. But to minimize chance of infecting "backup drive" with virus (for ex. cryptolocker) I want drive enabled only on FRIDAY. Is ...
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Is it possible to extract/backup the so called G-List (a list with bad sectors)?

If I run a full disk format in Windows, it will often find and mark bad sectors in the SystemArea, in a list called the G-List (source). If I re-format the drive, this list will get deleted. Is there ...
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1answer
50 views

SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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1answer
54 views

Put another HDD in Ubuntu Server 10

I am using Ubuntu Server 10 for LAMP and hosting sites. I've added a second HDD for backups, but as the Server 10 runs without GUI, I don't know now how to access/configure backups to the second HDD ...
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1answer
29 views

Lose external space on external HD

I accidentally restored windows image into one drive of my external hard disk using Ghost 1.5 CD. Now that one drive of my external hdd is full, all of the window files and the free space size and ...
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Tool to remove windows system, and other program files from old backups

I had a habit of copying everything when I backup my old computers in the past, system files and all. The whole volume. I recently purchased a new hard drive (my 4th 500 GB drive). Now all 4 of them ...
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94 views

Best tools and strategies for backing up 5+ TB of data? [closed]

I currently run a single Windows machine with 5+ TB of home media (photos, videos, etc.), and it is quickly growing in size. What I'm worried about is possible drive failures in the upcoming years. I ...
2
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6answers
8k views

Desktop (3.5“) vs Portable (2.5”) external hard drives, which one is more reliable? [closed]

For someone who seeks an external hard drive as reliable as possible, where size is not an issue and cloud backup is not an option: would a desktop external hard drive be less fallible than a portable ...
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273 views

My 4TB Seagate Backup plus works externally, not internally

I just recently purchased a a 4TB Backup Plus and installed about 1.5GB worth of data. I connected it using the USB 3.0 input on my motherboard.. Works fine. .. I then decided to use the bare drive ...
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1answer
277 views

change directory to network drive in Cygwin

I have a new wireless router in my home and have a 3 TB drive hooked up to it. I would like to write a backup script in cygwin which will copy over any changed files to the external HD. For starters, ...