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41 views

Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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1answer
45 views

Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
0
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1answer
355 views

1 TB WD Black WD1001FALS suddenly extremely slow

I have and internal hard drive disk, 1TB Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS, that suddenly got really slow. It just happened as I was using my computer normally for daily tasks, with no sign of ...
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1answer
71 views

Undelete NTFS Files to Same Location

My backup utility deleted about 200 GB of data accidentally from my backup drive. I still have the data on my main drive but it will take too much time if I copy and paste it again. Is there a way to ...
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0answers
47 views

Corrupted compact flash not accessible anymore

The CF card in my DSLR got corrupted. I'm trying to get this card back to life, or at least, do a backup and operate on it. I already tried several recovery tools but most of them won't work since ...
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4answers
109 views

Backup entire data and migrate

I have been given promotion in the office and hence given a new laptop. Now I have to move from my old system to the new laptop. I am currently working on many projects and have many dependencies ...
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1answer
96 views

Recovery of disk with intermittent errors

The hard disk drive (Hitachi HTS547575A9E384) in my laptop (Samsung NP300E5A-A07PL) has failed... again (it was once replaced by warranty)! Lubuntu 12.10 noticed disk errors and switched '/' to ...
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1answer
63 views

How to recovery files from a damaged Windows instalation?

My Windows 7 installation won't start, so I need to reinstall it. But I have some important files in the Desktop, and I can't back these up using a Ubuntu LiveCD. I can enter every folder except my ...
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1answer
134 views

Backup / Disaster Recovery, should I store RAR-compressed files? [closed]

I'm in the process of recovering files from an accidentally formated Ext4 partition using Photorec. It had about 300Gb of data, of which I've already got hold of about 30Gb. So far, it seems to me ...
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1answer
226 views

How do I back up my Windows partition from an Ubuntu live CD?

My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a ...
5
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1answer
497 views

Can't attach VHD

I think I may be experiencing that horrible moment when the backup fails. Somewhere hiding on this VHD is an SQL database I need to extract. This is from a Windows backup, not a virtual machine. I'm ...
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1answer
11k views

Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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0answers
50 views

Identifying a recovered back-up file from ProSoft Data Rescue

I recovered some files from a lost backup using ProSoft Data Rescue for OS X, but without any extension or indication of the filetype. I've tried the file utility but to no avail, all I get is a ...
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1answer
551 views

Ways to recover data from external hard drive

I use an external hard disk for backup of my mac with time machine (OS 10.5.8). I have made something wrong and I have found important folders in the recycler bin. These folders come from external ...
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2answers
4k views

How to copy a DVD with a patched UDF filesystem / bad sectors?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. Since AnyDVD makes the disc copyable in a second on a Win7 host, it should not be too difficult. It says that the UDF filesystem is patched, curiously, ...
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1answer
76 views

Mistakenly setup a Time Machine disk, how to recover the data?

I have a NTFS external disk used by a Windows PC and there were lots of important data on it. My friend took the disk and plugged in to my Mac just now and mistakenly setup it as a Time Machine ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Does software (similar to DVDisaster) exist which can create images and parity at the same time?

DVDisaster is an awesome tool for archiving things reliably, as it creates ECC in case of physical damage to the media. However, when using it for backup purposes it can be a bit awkward -- one must ...
3
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1answer
600 views

Purging Expired SQL Server Backups

I have set up a SQL Server Agent job to execute a backup every night at 3am. The job appends the backup to an existing backup file, and sets the expiry of the backup to expire in 7 days time. It's ...
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8answers
13k views

How much time until an unused hard drive loses its data?

Do you guys know how much time needs to pass until the data stored on a hard drive starts to degrade? To keep the data intact for long periods of time, I heard you need to periodically rewrite it on ...
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5answers
2k views

On a failing hard drive, I am able to view data but unable to copy it - why?

I have a 2.5" external hard drive that is failing. It's not making the expected 'clicking' noise that most hard drives and I am able to view the data, but I am unable to actually retrieve the data. ...
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1answer
188 views

effective back-up using Raid / Win7 back-up

I have a stand-alone pc system with two 2 tb harddiscs, one of which configured as Raid1, i.e. mirorring. The operational drive is partitioned. I use an external 1 tb harddisc for back-up using ...
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2answers
229 views

Should I, and how do I, backup my database for a web application that is hosted on an Amazon EC2 server?

I set up Amazon EC2 instance using the Ubuntu server edition, and I installed the LAMP stack on it. I did up a PHP web application running on MySQL. I have tested the web application on Amazon EC2, ...
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2answers
187 views

windows backup program with easy restore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any good RESTORE software for Windows? I'm running windows 7 64 bit, i'm looking for a backup solution that will allow me to easily restore my files after a ...
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3answers
185 views

windows 7 backup

Does the windows 7 backup system version the files? Or does it just backup and erase the old set of files? Can I set it to backup every hour? Does it only backup the changes in files, or erase them ...
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2answers
1k views

Recover partition table previously saved with cfdisk

Knowing that my external 320 GB hard drive has some problem with the connector, whenever I intend to copy something to it I first create a backup of the MBR and the partition table this way (Ubuntu ...
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7answers
473 views

Differential backup software with DVD burning for Windows?

Do you know of any tried and tested incremental/differential backup software system, to backup only newly added or modified HDD data to DVDs? And preferably software which can easily restore all of ...