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Extracting/Importing iPhone SMS/MMS Data

So, I want to restore my iPhone to a backup that's about 1 month old. However, I don't want to lose all of the SMS/MMS and Contacts data that I've accumulated in the meantime. Is it possible to extract and import this newer data into my older backup? I've searched around previous, similar MeFi questions and various 3rd party software, but no dice. And, sadly, jailbreaking is not an option. [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Jul 30, 2012 - 6 answers

An alternative to Time Machine?

Is there a good alternative to Time Machine for doing backups of a mac? I am running Mac OS 10.7.4 and backing up to an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Media hoarder ISO new home for files.

What are the best practices for transferring files to a new computer in 2012? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 23, 2012 - 10 answers

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

The Invisible, Omnipresent Digital Backpack

I want to digitize everything, and I mean everything: DVDs, CDs, books, food… okay, not food, just the media. What should I keep in mind? How can I make this easy? [more inside]
posted by cardioid on Jul 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Does the PS3 "Backup Utility" actually back up PS1 and PS2 Virtual Memory Card savegames, or doesn't it?

Does the PS3 "Backup Utility" actually back up PS1 and PS2 Virtual Memory Card savegames, or doesn't it? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

How should I prepare for the looming demise of my personal laptop?

How should I prepare for the looming demise of my personal laptop? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Jun 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Fun with Mac drives on my PC

I have an external drive, formatted for Mac, that needs a scheduled back-up in a Windows 7 environment (or some other solution). [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Jun 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Online Backup for Mac OSC 10.4.11

What is a good online backup tool for Mac OSX 10.4.11? Carbonite doesn't service this operating system.
posted by bumpcat on Jun 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Is there a Cloud Storage for Dummies?

I have about 8,000 photos on my home computer and I'd be bummed to lose them. It's time for me to learn about cloud storage. Halp? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 4, 2012 - 32 answers

Windows backup returning error

I recently bought another 1TB HDD, so I now have two 1TB HDDs (Both western digital; caviar black) and an Intel SSD (operating system). The new HDD, after one day of use has gone bad. S.M.A.R.T has detected errors, I ran the western digital tool and that also detected errors. I was warned to backup my drive, so I tried to last night but after 2 hours I gave up to re-do it tomorrow (tons of files). I stopped the backup properly and shutdown. Now this morning I'm trying to get all 830gigs of my files off of the new bad drive, back onto my original storage hdd before the new drive goes completely bad and I lose all of my important files. The windows restore and backup program is giving me error code: 0x8007045D near the start of the backup. I/O device error. I've checked the destination HDD and it returned no errors (both with the western didgital tool and using chkdsk). I need to fix this problem quick before my new drive totally fails.
posted by johnx on May 21, 2012 - 6 answers

iPhone backup and protection during iOS 5 upgrade

Augggh. I'm being forced to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5 (critical app requires it). Questions inside -- most importantly, can I completely opt out of iCloud? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 18, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help with my major photo backup plan!

I want to consolidate the photo collections from 5 PCs and a Mac, fling them onto one drive (regularly backed up) and then access the drive from any of these computers with great convenience. Have you ever done anything like this? Any pointers? More inside... [more inside]
posted by razzman on May 14, 2012 - 2 answers

One-Time Cloud Backup of Archives

Help me do a one-time "cloud" back-up of archived text files and stuff in order to supplement my Time Machine backup. I use a Mac. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Filename, filename(1), filename(2), filename(3)

Help me delete duplicate files on an an eternal HD used to back up a Windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
posted by lulu68 on Apr 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Digital media backup and storage.

You generate a lot of video/audio/etc. You're a professional, but not a network or tv station, so you don't have millions of dollars to spend on media archiving and backup. What are your digital media backup and storage strategies? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Apr 27, 2012 - 5 answers

How to get CrashPlan+ features on my own?

Is there a program or pair of programs that can do everything CrashPlan+ does? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Hassle-free backup for MySQL under Windows

Looking for recommendations for an automated MySQL backup solution a Windows-only shop will be comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

I need help restoring an iPhone backup.

I need help restoring an old iPhone backup to a new phone. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Apr 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Simplest way to back up my book?

I'm writing a book on my iMac using Office (Word) 2004. I've written books using a computer before, but it's more complicated now and I'm still a Luddite. Please help me back it up! Here's the situation: [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms on Apr 7, 2012 - 20 answers

Temporary SFTP/Rsync for traveling videography

Temporary Cloud Backup on the road: I'm traveling this summer for 2 months in Europe and will be shooting HD footage at a rate of at most 64 GB a day (4 hrs) documenting music festivals. What would be the cheapest solution to do daily backups to a hosted service? By the end of the trip I at most will have 3 TB of video. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 20, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I fix this hard drive?

How do I fix this hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Mac Backups: Retrospect or ???

I'm looking for a reliable way to backup 100 OSX client computers across the network. [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Will my virgin iTunes sync my iPhone correctly?

I had to wipe my HDD & reinstall Windows. Will iTunes sync my iPhone 4 correctly, or decide to wipe its contents? It's synced to the cloud, and yet I am worried... [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Mar 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Whoa, Backup!

In the year 2012, what is the best solution to back up 3 Macs, two running Lion, one an iBook running Leopard? Maybe 500gb, if that... tho one of the Lion boxes has an external drive. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Mar 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Shared media and backup for 3 macbooks

In my house, we have three macbooks and one external hard drive full of media. Please help me figure out a system for sharing the hard drive, setting up a media server, and wireless backup. [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Fastest upload online backup

I am looking for a fastest upload online backup. Which is the fastest uploading speed?
posted by omaralarifi on Feb 3, 2012 - 6 answers

A Facebook backup that includes everyone I'm linked to?

I'm deleting my Facebook account. There are quite a few people I want to stay in contact with via other methods (email or other social networks) that aren't in my "real" address book. Is there a way to spider my account and save all of my "friends" contact information without spending a whole evening of clicking, copying and pasting? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Feb 3, 2012 - 7 answers

What is the easiest way to download all of my voicemails from an iPhone 4S?

What is the easiest way to download all of my voicemails from an iPhone 4S? I have a mac. The goal is to get the files themselves in a format that can be played back easily. Thanks!
posted by wooh on Jan 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Paranoia Industroia

How do I get rid of/destroy/throw out old network backup tapes that have personal information and customer information on them? [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn on Jan 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Disk cloning basics using dd in Linux

Backing up a possibly-about-to-die hard drive and putting it on a new drive, using dd in Linux - a few questions regarding how the cloning works. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jan 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Backup android phone without using the screen

Can I do a full backup of my Samsung Vibrant without being able to see the screen? [more inside]
posted by zeoslap on Jan 5, 2012 - 9 answers

The Library of Congress has my cheese sandwich

I'd like all my past, present and future Twitter activity to get saved to a text (csv or xml or whatever) file on Dropbox. I'd like to think about this as little as possible. What's my best bet? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Backup image of hard drive and bare metal restore

Backup and Bare Metal Restore Best Practices: What is the current state of the art for dead-simple drive imaging? I need to backup a mix of Windows 7, Ubuntu, and OSX computers. I would like to do a full drive image, so that in the event of a problem restoration is simple. I need a solution that is automated in the sense that I start the process and can walk away. (Bonus points if it's automated in the sense that it can run automatically at certain intervals from another computer on the network or a NAS.) Ideally, the backup image would be compressed to save space, but my main concern is that it shouldn't take a lot of time or learning curve to set the process up or manually start the process when it's time to backup. Help? [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Dec 29, 2011 - 12 answers

How to simply back up to a remote disk without putting my data in the cloud?

Simple way to do remote backups to a network-attached storage device? I prefer to avoid using commercial cloud services like Mozy, but would like offsite backup at a relative's house on a disk I own. [more inside]
posted by ccl6yl on Dec 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Is there any way to make an exact clone of my iphone contents and state?

Is there any software from anyone at all that can clone my iphone, so that if it craters I can restore to its EXACT state before it died? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Dec 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Because lemons are for drinks, not for data.

I'd like your thoughts on the Wolverine PicPac II or alternatives, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Who makes a *good* disk imaging utility?

I'm getting a new laptop. How do I make a backup of what's on the hard drive, before I blow it all away? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Nov 27, 2011 - 8 answers

I Bequeth These SMSes to My Estate and Future Biographers....maybe?

Help me catalog my youthful correspondence so that when I grow old and wither I may smile at a time well-spent but long-gone with those I love -- 21st CENTURY STYLE!!!11!! [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

How to automatically backup remote users data (OS X)

What is the best method to force my remote users to backup their data. They all use MacBook Airs currently, and I'm looking for a good solution. I need something that they dont have to think about and they will be protected. [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37 on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

Best cloud-based backup solution?

What is the best cloud-based backup solution? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Nov 22, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't clone a drive - software can't see it but Windows can! Why?

I'm cloning a hard drive. Windows can see the new drive and access it, but none of the cloning software can access it, no matter how I format or set it up. What's going on here, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

New iPhone 4S only plays half my music.

I just got an iPhone 4S. I "restored" the new iPhone from an iCloud backup of my previous iPhone 3GS. It worked almost perfectly, but roughly half my music won't play! [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Best way to back up photos and other media assets

I am trying to establish a good backup strategy for my digital media assets (photos, music, and some home videos) and documents. Would love to hear from you on on whether this makes sense ... [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Nov 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Data rescure on an iphone when backup/restore doesn't work

Please help me salvage data on my perfectly functional iphone. How can I copy and restore data if ituens sync doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Need to resize a Windows 7 image backup

Windows 7, 80gb hard drive backup of a laptop - I need to get the machine back up and running, but the largest available hard drive is 40GB - There are files I can lose on the backup to get it down to 40GB, but how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Nov 5, 2011 - 9 answers

A Drobo, a Time Machine and two Macs walk into a bar...

I want to sync two comps to my drobo over the network but I need to repartition. HalP! [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Nov 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Need help with managing a memorial page on a Wordpress site.

I run a Worpress site, hosted by Dreamhost. We are about to make a memorial announcement. This will drive a lot of traffic to the site, including hundreds of comments and potentially thousands of hits. I am the only one who runs the site and I need to be prepared. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Why can't this be more simple?

(Long shot Ipad question): Need assistance if possible to put /find/extract data from an older ipad backup... [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

SOS: sync our surroundings on small network

Basic networking/backup over a network we have no control over? Looking for a sync solution for small business, please suggest and help inside! [more inside]
posted by yonation on Sep 28, 2011 - 14 answers

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