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]
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]
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]
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]
What's your method for archiving home video? [more inside]
Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3? [more inside]
Windows 7 sfc (System File Check) cannot repair certain files. What are my options (short of re-installing Windows)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a manual alternative to the WHM's built in "Copy an account..." function. [more inside]
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]
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?
The case of the missing Mac HD space, and symlink shenanigans. [more inside]
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.
How do the economics of cloud based backup services work? [more inside]
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]
How can I get iTunes to let me select an older backup to restore? [more inside]
Apple Time Capsule or other Wifi Access point for Time Machine backups? (also when do you think Time Machine refresh will occur?) [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Can my friend restore her iPhone contacts, after mistakenly syncing with the wrong iTunes backup? [more inside]
Looking for a good way to get a backup my photo archive to DVDs. [more inside]
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!!
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]
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]
Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
Is there an open source application to access/export calender information from Palm OS datebook files? [more inside]
Help me POP in the rest of my gmail and figure out what the bottleneck is, please. [more inside]
Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
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?
Backup disk/external hardrive advice for a non-techy with a mac. [more inside]
What is a good (and preferably inexpensive) way to safely archive and catalog old files that I want to keep but no longer want on my laptop? [more inside]
Low cost backup solutions for Windows Server 2003? [more inside]
I have about 30-40GB in pictures and a couple of videos. What would be the best way (money and security wise) to back them up online?
I've been using Keeper by Callpod on my iPhone to store my passwords. It's been a pretty decent software and I liked the ability to back up my data to my computer. However, they recently decided to start charging $30 / year to do what was once free. That's bogus. I'll pay a one-time fee though. A friend of mine has an Android phone and has been using Keeper and would like to switch as well. Any recommendations? Thanks.
In the shower this morning, I had an idea about backup support for disk drives. Since all my best inventions either have fatal fundamental flaws or have already been invented years ago by other people, has anybody already done this one for Linux? [more inside]
I have a media server (a Mac Mini) with several external HDDs hooked up to it. I'd like to transition to a storage solution that will be both tidier and more cheaply/easily upgradable. Challenge: I am very serious about backups and don't trust a system like a Drobo to handle redundancy. [more inside]
My Windows XP Pro laptop blue screens every 10-15 minutes and runs really slowly, but I can slowly copy stuff off it to an external USB drive. What software can I use to do this copy that survive the blue screen and pick back up when I get it rebooted again? [more inside]
What's the best way to safeguard my backups from the effects of a solar storm? Should I worry about that at all? [more inside]
It appears a virus has disabled my USB ports. I get the BSOD but can get to the Windows Recovery Console. I can see the USB ports in BIOS so how can I enable them? Bigger question is how to backup files from my hard drive while my PC is in this condition since it is not recognizing the USB?
For a home user, what is the best storage medium for backup files to be left at an offsite location? Portable Harddrive, USB drive, SD Card, burnt DVDs? [more inside]
UPS/Battery backup question - I need a battery backup power source that will last as long as possible. My load is only 30w, so I understand that even a small UPS will power it ok - but I need to maximize the time that the UPS will continue to keep it going. [more inside]
Does CrashPlan use substantial processor cycles or system resources throughout the day? [more inside]
Which four drive NAS storage solution to choose for home use? (Summer 2010 edition) [more inside]
I would like to have a local mbox or Maildir backup of an IMAP account. I've investigated offlineimap, getmail and imapsync, but none seem quite right. Am I missing something? Or is there a better solution? [more inside]
How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
What is the easiest and best way to back up my Gmail account and import the old mail into a Gmail account? [more inside]
Thought I hit it off with somebody I met through a mutual friend. There's been lots of fun chatting at parties, a bit of drunk flirting, but I fear I may have misread their intentions. After talking with both the mutual friend & this person, I'm starting to suspect that this person perhaps has feelings for the mutual friend. [more inside]
What is the best free PC Disk Cloning Software? [more inside]
On Windows, is there a way to use DeltaCopy to backup to a mapped network drive? (the mapped drive is on a NAS) [more inside]
MacFilter: Extraneous OS X volume suffixes? [more inside]