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What does the output of rsync look like when it completes successfully?

I used rsync to back up my main drive to an external drive last night. At some point in the night the external drive was unplugged. This is the tail of the output of rsync -avRP ... ...
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Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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1answer
28 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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2answers
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Mirroring In External Hard Drive

I've recently bought a Seagate Expansion external hard drive (STBV2000200). Searched the Internet but it's still unclear to me how it actually works. Does it have two internal 1TB drives ? ...
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6answers
978 views

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

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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1answer
33 views

WD My Passport Reformat

My WD has run out of space. I have deleted all the files on it, but doing this did not free up space; it is still at capacity. Thus, I was thinking reformatting the drive might purge all the old ...
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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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How do I stop Windows 8.1 trying to find an external drive

A few days ago I backed up my hard drive to an external USB drive. I did it by various methods including using Control Panel>System and Security>File History. I then added a SSD drive and cloned my ...
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2answers
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What is the fastest way to backup external harddisk

I came across various free tools such as Macrium Reflect. May I know does Macrium free version provides "resume" capability? As my current HDD contains a lots of files and folder which I believed it ...
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0answers
39 views

Real time backup software [closed]

Last week I bought Samsung D3 external hard disk but I am not so happy with the included software. I know that on the web there are many software for real time back up, but I want really trustworthy ...
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1answer
99 views

Is it Incorrect to use Copy Paste for Backup

I have a 'large' (~200 GB) music collection on my storage drive in my PC. For backup and mobile DJ purposes I keep a copy of this folder on an external USB hard drive. Any new music that I obtain goes ...
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2answers
96 views

Backup folder on sometimes attached external usb harddrive

My girlfriend no longer has space her laptops drive to store her photos. The drive she has now is 750GB, so to go to a bigger drive would be expensive, as there isn't many 1.5tb 2.5 inch 9.5mm hdd on ...
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5answers
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What's the best tool to use to automatically backup selected folders from Windows to my external hard drive? [closed]

I have a 1TB external hard drive and I'd like to periodically schedule backups of my "Libraries" in Windows to the external drive. I'd prefer if it could detect what files have changed and ...
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1answer
59 views

Could I have destroyed Partitioning-Scheme/Filesystem of HDDs with External Harddrive Case with builtin Raid-Controller?

I had just recently bought a Fantec QB-35US3R to have a nice box on my desk to make some backups to. Along with the HDD-Bay I had ordered some 4TB HDDs to let them run in Raid 5, which is handled by ...
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2answers
120 views

Using an external disk as your main storage folder - Best strategies

As I work daily on my office computer and home laptop in a Windows 8 environment, I have been using an external disk as a backup/sync unit: semi automatically, once the disk is connected, a ...
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2answers
121 views

Is there a way to boot from a disk to clone an internal hard drive to an external one, and vice-versa?

I've got a dying internal Windows 8 hard drive in a desktop PC. I want to copy the data off of it, but it doesn't boot properly, so I was wondering if I could instead boot from a bootable disk ...
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1answer
37 views

How do I actively back up a folder to an external hard disk in windows 8?

I have an external hard disk I use for regular (manual) backup of my files. How do I copy my files automatically to my hard disk? Is there a built in way to do this through windows or do I have to ...
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0answers
89 views

Encryption of Time Machine backup went wrong

I use an (Mac OS - journaled formatted) external Lacie harddrive to back up my Macbook Air via Time Machine (The external harddrive also contain other data besides my backups). The OS is Mountain ...
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1answer
25 views

External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
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0answers
59 views

Best backup system to Raspi NAS or local storage? [closed]

I am looking for the most efficient way to backup my girlfriend's and my computer to an external hard drive. The things I'm looking for are selective backup and de-duplication. My plan was to get a ...
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1answer
112 views

Can I use Microsoft SyncToy to auto-backup my drives without me taking action?

Can I use Microsoft SyncToy to backup my drives without me taking action? I want to to back up often, like every 30 minutes.
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0answers
489 views

RunDLL ~$WT.FAT error when accessing HDD

I can't access my hard drive. When I try to do it, I get the following error: RUnDLL, there was a problem starting ~$WT.FAT The specified module could not be found. My computer was infected with ...
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0answers
103 views

Can an external backup drive became uninitialized on its own?

I have a brand new Toshiba 3Tb external that I used once to store by back-ups while I gave my computer a clean state, (after a couple years she was starting to lag.) After backing up, I tested the ...
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5answers
552 views

What is the exact capacity of 1000GB HDD?

1 GiB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes 1 GB = 1000 * 1000 * 1000 bytes That is easy! I don't want to talk about this! I have laptop which should have (according to seller) 1000 GB. That is 1000 000 000 ...
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1answer
44 views

Replicate Windows 7 Backups

Like many users, I'm cautious about losing data. My primary drive uses the built-in backup utility in Windows 7 to backup onto a pair of larger mirrored drives. I want to a way to automatically ...
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0answers
101 views

Memeo Instant Backup from external drive to local drive

I just got a Seagate GoFlex external drive and would like to do something which is the opposite of what most people do: I'd like to do periodic backups from the external drive to the local drive. The ...
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3answers
183 views

Backup data from a faulty external hard disk

I'm using a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD from Western Digital. Since last month, the hdd has been so slow that it takes almost 30 minutes for my laptop to recognize the device! Opening a folder is a 10 minute ...
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1answer
225 views

How to automatically take daily HDD backup?

I think my HDD might have crashed. I don't want to lose data if this happens again. I have dual boot Windows/Ubuntu system. What is the best way to backup data and other software settings in Ubuntu? I ...
2
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1answer
75 views

Wireless back up speeds

I'm thinking about buying a wireless router with usb capability and attaching an external usb drive to it. This drive would only be used for wireless backups from a Windows 7 machine. Does anyone ...
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2answers
1k views

Encrypt Windows 8 file history

File history in Windows 8 is great, but it saves my files on an external drive without any encryption, and stores them using the exact same folder structure as the originals. If a bad guy gets his ...
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2answers
70 views

External Harddisk back up

I have a seagate external 1 tb external hard disk. It's USB doesnt work properly, whenever i plug in it takes time and lots of efforts to detect. Once it connects it doesnt copy the files and ...
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1answer
2k views

Use Windows 7 offline sync with external usb hd

Yeah, truly the whole question in the header. Is there a way to use Windows 7 offline sync (which we know from network mapped drives) with a external usb hd? When not, are there similar built in ...
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2answers
375 views

Creating multiple factory images on one external hard drive

What is the best way, or should I say most logical way, to create multiple factory images of different PCs on one external hard drive? The company I work for, we order multiple computers each month to ...
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3answers
59 views

Effective system to backup this setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software to backup data and files on a Windows computer I currently have my development environment on a usb hd. It has things like portable xampp, virtualbox with ...
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1answer
552 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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1answer
151 views

Hard drive size 'loss' using EXT3 Filesystem

We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys. They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only ...
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2answers
802 views

Do I need to partition my external harddrive to use for both PC and Mac backups?

I have a Buffalo HD-CEU2 1TB external hard drive. I want to use it to back up my Mac and a Windows machine. If possible I would like to use the Time Machine software on my Mac to do this and just use ...
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6answers
3k views

Are USB hard drives really reliable enough to backup to?

I've been reading about backup solutions and have come across a number of people saying they use a USB external hard drive as part or all of their backup solution. Are USB hard drives really ...
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5answers
905 views

Best way to encrypt 100GB+ of data

I have an external hard drive with a couple hundred gigabytes of backups (music, photos, video, etc). I want someone I know to back it up on their hard drive, but I want to password protect my files ...
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1answer
378 views

Recover overwritten external hard-drive

I had some data in my external hard drive (eHD), and performed a dd to backup my ubuntu filesystem onto the eHD. I thought it would maintain the data that was previously there, plus the backup. ...
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1answer
526 views

Keep connection to external HDD alive on Mac OSX

Currently I have an external hdd connected to my Mac Mini and (as a temporary measure) we are backing this up to Dropbox using a Symbolic Link. This works fine but the main problem is when the ...
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2answers
509 views

What is a good software for periodic backups on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back-up software for vista I just ditched Nero's backup utility because of it being incredibly bad and clumsy. Does anybody know of a good solution for periodic backups ...
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3answers
598 views

Windows 7 Backup & Restore makes backup of external hard drive partition although unchecked in backup settings

I ran into a strange problem with Windows 7 Backup & Restore. I've got the following setup: Internal ssd with c: (system), 80GB Internal hard drive e: (data), 320GB, 100GB used External hard ...
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1answer
3k views

Using DD-WRT and a network storage in my router's USB port for backup - feasible?

I'm planning in creating a backup storage, via rsync and SSH for all machines at home, using my new router that has an USB port (It's a TP-Link Tl-WR1043ND). I'm not planning to create a full-blown ...
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1answer
661 views

Windows 7 won't recognize backup set can I script extracting the files in some other way?

The Windows 7 Backup/Restore created multiple backup sets and I was able to restore the oldest version, but not the most recent, which is not seen by the application. I do see all of the zip files ...
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2answers
63 views

Backing Up Whole System Partition Onto External Source That Will Be Used As Spare System Partition

I am not talking about backing up to 1 file. I am talking about making exact copy of system partition on auxiliary external source that will be used as direct boot and not restoration source in case ...
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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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2answers
262 views

Mac - External hard drive backups

I have two external hard drives, WD 320GB and a WD 1TB. I would like to backup my WD 320GB on a regular basis. Please could you inform me of a good application which could provide these needs: ...
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2answers
847 views

MacBook Pro not recognizing external HDD

My hard drive is about to flake out, and I'm trying to back everything up before it dies. However, it is now not recognizing my LaCie external hard drive. I can see the drive in Disk Utility, and I ...