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Please help me save the data from my Droid

I dropped my Motorola Droid/A855 in a river. Droid may boot after drying out. How do I get all the data off the internal memory? Difficulty: Droid no longer has service. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jun 30, 2011 - 20 answers

2 Time Machines, 1 MacBook Pro

MacFilter. 2 Time Machines, 1 MacBook Pro - is it possible? Or will it collapse the fabric of space and time? [more inside]
posted by carter on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Writing on iPad 2 - help me sync!

I am a PC Windows/Word/Scrivener user with Dropbox and Google account; I want to write lengthy prose on the move (at cafes, hotels etc.) using my new WiFi iPad 2 with Apple keyboard and keep my text safely synced/compatible/accessible back at home. What apps, accounts do I need? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on Jun 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Is it possible to backup and restore applications?

Windows re-installation question - I do quite a few Windows re-installations, and sometimes customers do not have their Office installation CDs or Quick books installation CDs. Is there a way to back up and restore individual applications (registry and all) that can be restored after Windows is re-installed. Thanks hive mind!
posted by speedoavenger on Jun 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Online backup with email notification

Can you recommend an online backup service with email notifications? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jun 9, 2011 - 2 answers

How to back up the information from the Notes app on an iPhone 3GS that crashed?

How to back up the information from the Notes app on an iPhone 3GS that crashed? [more inside]
posted by wooh on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I clone my MacBook onto my Mac Mini?

How do I replicate my MacBook onto my Mac Mini? (I have a time capsule backup for the MacBook) [more inside]
posted by ejfox on May 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Alternate backup plan...

Is there a point where it makes more financial sense to backup home PCs to personal offsite storage (via FTP) instead of using something like Mozy, Backblaze, Crashplan, etc...? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Dude, back me up here!

Can I use my iPod Touch as a backup for my pc/documents/pics/music? I thought they absolutely could be used for pics and music but then whats the deal with programs that aid in making your iPod Touch a legit hard drive? Alternatively, what to do with an iPod Touch now that I have another iDevice? [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on May 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me figure out how to back up iWeb files.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to save iWeb page content on another computer? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Which is the best cloud backup service for the Mac?

Which is the best cloud backup service for the Mac? I want a continuous, complete hard disk mirror of a single OS X computer (at around 1TB). A second computer is a bonus. [more inside]
posted by Typographica on May 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Best Flash Cart for Nintendo DS Lite?

Avid/experienced Nintendo DS Lite gamers, what would you recommend as the best Flash Cartridge for my new NDSL? I'd like to have as many options and features as possible within reason (dollars and sense-wise). [more inside]
posted by taz on May 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Time Machine status: stuck in the now

The bad news: catastrophic hard drive failure! The good news: it's my back-up drive. Help me replace it. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Apr 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Keeping it backed up and in synch

Continuous Backup of external drives OS X 10.6 - best system? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Apr 26, 2011 - 18 answers

What is Time Machine Backing Up?

Why is Time Machine backing up nearly a Gigabyte every time? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Apr 23, 2011 - 11 answers

I have a hard disk, but nothing to enclose it.

Please help me find a reliable external Hard Disk enclosure. [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Apr 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Pop group backup dancers. What's the story there?

What's the history of performers using backup dancers? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Apr 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it gone for good?

My best friend got the new iPhone 4 in early August, but never synced it. When she finally synced her phone last week, she mistakenly told iTunes to Restore from back-up (the July back-up). Is there anyway to get her data back? [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Apr 6, 2011 - 12 answers

What can I use to easily archive web pages that I've bookmarked to my hard drive?

What can I use to easily archive web pages that I've bookmarked to my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Apr 5, 2011 - 11 answers

How long does Flash Data last (if drive is only used once)

How long will data stored on a USB Flash drive last, if the drive is put away in storage? [more inside]
posted by bagadonuts on Apr 1, 2011 - 12 answers

How to backup a Mac that won't start up?

My MacbookPro crashed last night, and I need to access my hard drive before going to the Apple Store. Right now I can't get past the start up screen with the Apple logo. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Mar 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me consolidate, organize, and better manage my photos!

I have multiple computers with multiple folders of photos (with many copies of the same photos on multiple computers). Help me organize them! [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Mar 25, 2011 - 3 answers

help, I can't pay my bills!

Is there any way to restore the data on just one particular app from an older iPhone to a new one? Special difficulties inside... [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on Mar 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Best practices for reinstalling Home folder when upgrading to latest Linux (Ubuntu 10.10)?

Linux filter: I'm backing up my Home folder and preparing to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu flavor, 10.10. Presently running 10.04. I want to keep my settings for apps and reinstall my extra PPAs. Do I simply copy my old Home folder back in or do I have to do something special so I don't destroy the new install? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Mar 11, 2011 - 13 answers

What's your method for archiving home video?

What's your method for archiving home video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Can I write a backup script for OSX that will automate to S3?

Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Mar 2, 2011 - 17 answers

How to fix corrupt fonts?

Windows 7 sfc (System File Check) cannot repair certain files. What are my options (short of re-installing Windows)? [more inside]
posted by smallbunny on Feb 26, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I manually backup/restore an entire WHM/cPanel account?

I'm looking for a manual alternative to the WHM's built in "Copy an account..." function. [more inside]
posted by ofcourseican on Feb 17, 2011 - 0 answers

Is it easy to transfer music files from an iTunes on an old computer to a new computer?

I have a lot of music on my old computer's iTunes (which I didn't back up) which I'd like to transfer to my new computer's iTunes. Is this easy to do? Please treat me like a complete n00b and step me through this. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Feb 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Cloning a hard drive...how?

Using clonezilla, I cloned my 80gb Maxtor SATA hard drive. Now my new Western Digital 500gb SATA hard drive reads as identical but only 80gb. What did I do wrong?
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Gigabyte Doubling Trouble

The case of the missing Mac HD space, and symlink shenanigans. [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Feb 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Save okcupid messages in bulk?

Is there a way to save one's okcupid messages? A grease monkey script perhaps? How about a way to save your questions/answers? I've invested a lot of energy into the site and I'd like to have a backup in case the match.com people ruin everything.
posted by Popcorn on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Cloud based backup freeriders?

How do the economics of cloud based backup services work? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Feb 1, 2011 - 16 answers

I wish I could quit you, Mozy

I've been a faithful Mozy backups user for 3.5 years, but they changed their pricing structure such that it is no longer unlimited. Looking for new remote backup services. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Feb 1, 2011 - 27 answers

It's like a Time Machine, but not the good kind

How can I get iTunes to let me select an older backup to restore? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups in 2011?

Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups? (also when do you think Time Machine refresh will occur?) [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Jan 24, 2011 - 12 answers

150 GB of priceless family memories, hangin' out on my rickety Dell

I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 18, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I get offsite remote backup for my NAS...on a home budget?

I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Picking a new computer to sync iPhone with while keeping everything.

Is there a possibility to jailbreak my iOS 4.0.2 iPhone without resetting it? Can I backup everything from my iPhone to my new computer and make it the new sync computer? [more inside]
posted by ihavearedcouch on Jan 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Restoring iPhone contacts after backup mishap

Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jan 8, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I *easily* backup terabytes of data to optical media?

Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs. [more inside]
posted by StimulatingPixels on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Windows live onecare - restoring backup trouble. Help me hive mind.

Windows Live OneCare Help! - I have a windows onecare back up on an external hard drive from 2009, my windows live onecare subscription has expired. I have windows XP service pack 3 running on my laptop. Now, the restore tool won't allow me to open the backup or restore it. Is there any way around this? I really really need to get access to some old photos that are on this back up. I tried google but everything leads me to the backup restore utility. Hope me Please!!
posted by VickyR on Dec 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me use Sonos with a mac compatible NAS

I'd like to transfer (iTunes) music off of an old PC and an even older iMac onto a NAS that plays nicely with our new Mac laptops and even newer Sonos system. I'd also like to use the NAS to automate backups for these two Mac laptops. And I'd like the NAS to back itself up onto a secondary drive. I'm new to networking and back-upping and would like a set it and forget it solution. [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Dec 21, 2010 - 6 answers

iPhoto 9 told me "This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps!"

iPhoto 9.0 trashed two years of photos. Although I've gotten some images back, any final recovery suggestions before I need to write over the drive? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Dec 18, 2010 - 9 answers

Recommendations for Windows backup software?

Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Dec 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Open Source Tool For Reading Palm OS datebook files

Is there an open source application to access/export calender information from Palm OS datebook files? [more inside]
posted by SweetJesus on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

slow like the post office - help me POP my gmail more quickly

Help me POP in the rest of my gmail and figure out what the bottleneck is, please. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service.

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Why Is My External Drive Unexpectedly Mounted?

Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule. The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time. However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule. What's going on?
posted by justcorbly on Nov 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Best backup for a mac?

Backup disk/external hardrive advice for a non-techy with a mac. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

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