Our organization recently bought a new file server (running Server 2012), but the old server probably has a few years of life remaining in it. I'd like to place the old server at the opposite end of the building and use it to host real-time backups through the LAN. [more inside]
My desktop PC (running Windows 7) contains four hard drives, with information dating back to 1984. How can I organize that information, de-duplicate it, and archive it in some kind of logical manner? [more inside]
When it comes to successfully storing and backing up my large photo, video, and music collection. Drives just keep failing and i'm at a crossroads of what direction to take in dealing with all this. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Are tapes still the best bet for backups or are they considered antiquated now? I want to replace our organization's existing tape backup system. [more inside]
I need either an extremely specific browser add on or a computer script that does a strange and complicated (??) thing. I'd rather download a solution, but if someone can point me to a scripting language that will eventually do what I need it to I am willing to learn. [more inside]
What is the best way for me to restore my Macbook Air to full functionality, given that the it won't boot due to a corrupted file? [more inside]
Talk to me about Drobo. [more inside]
After reading through lots of tips and tricks on backing up data on here, I am close to a backup system that really works for me. However, can anyone help me with two things: securing an offsite backup, and backing up a bootcamp partition? [more inside]
File backup question for my husband - looking for an easy way to back up a set of files in windows, preferably to a network drive. [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]
Recommendations for synchronizing 1TB of data on 3 computers? [more inside]
So many savvy friends have been gmail-hacked lately that I'm freaking out. Please give me the latest advice. [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]
Help automate encrypted FileMaker backups on Windows Server, via Dropbox [more inside]
Which mortgage/refi documents should have a backup copy? [more inside]
How can I back up my save files on my 360 so I can transfer them to a new console? [more inside]
I need a nudge on affordable/reliable web hosting for a dedicated server that will run Java (via Tomcat) and MySQL with a control panel for multiple domains and EASY backup. [more inside]
I have two newish macbook pro laptops (with OS X 10.6) and want one to automatically and wirelessly back-up to the other one so will always have a "hot backup" on the second machine (I inherited the second one, so seems a reasonable use). FWIW, I have DSL with wireless modem in the house, so wouldn't want the ability for the machines to talk with each other to allow inadvertant access from anyone from the web. How to set it up?
Should I buy a ps3 slim? Can I play backup or different region blu-ray/dvd discs on it? [more inside]
My data backup procedure is in shambles. What is the best personal data backup scheme to protect my data? [more inside]
I have a Macbook and a new external hard drive. I'd like to set up Time Machine, but I don't want to devote my entire new hard drive to back ups. I'm new to this, but I think I want to partition my drive- how do I go about doing that? And how large of a partition do I need for Time Machine? [more inside]
With Livejournal possibly aiming itself for a demise sometime in the future, I have a techie question that I'm hoping metafilter can answer and save me countless hours of google time. [more inside]
Can I use B: as a drive letter, on a modern windows PC, without messing things up? [more inside]
Automating turning folders into disk images in OS X Leopard. I'm starting to use Amazon S3 for backups, and rather than having a single big disk image for my photos, which would equate to 4.3GB, I would prefer to have single multiple folders to upload, and then be able to download/upload disk images as needed. I could then use then use the same process for my work related backups. Is there anyway to automate this process, or any utility which will take a folder and automatically turn it into a disk image of the same size?
I'd like to create a bootable backup of my MacBook's hard drive 150GB hard drive. I've got a 500GB drive, but it's in an Ubuntu server on my LAN. Is there a good way to back up a bootable backup to another computer? [more inside]
I have finally completed a overhaul of my home network. There's only one question left - how can I leverage the resources I have to backup my Mac? [more inside]
Help me figure out the world of computer backups. [more inside]
I am looking to buy empty LTO Ultrium clamshell cases like this one. I found one place, but the website is very dodgy with popups, etc. Anybody know of a good source for these?
Help me graph the amount of data I'm backing up! [more inside]
My father passed away a few months ago and the question of how to store the data on his office computers for the long term has come up. [more inside] [more inside]
I'm looking for very easy to use Windows backup software that backs up to a remote (FTP or SFTP) site. Essentially, something as dead-simple and friendly to use as Mozy, but that allows you to specify your own storage. [more inside]
What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)? [more inside]
Is there a reasonably priced Windows backup solution that does SCP, not FTP? [more inside]
Why do some PC game CDs and DVDs play and install just fine on my machine, but absolutely refuse to be backed up? I'm not entirely sure it's due to actual copy protection schemes. [more inside]
Is there a distribution of a linux-like OS which turns hardware into an easy-to-configure rsync appliance? [more inside]
We have a bunch of unused 4mm data tapes (DDS3), a format we don't use for backup any longer. Any reason we shouldn't use them in a digital video camera?
Windows Synchronization Catastrophe! Due to office policy, a former colleague was using an office server as the location for the "My Documents" folder of her personal laptop, then using the synchronize folders feature to provide her with a crude backup. It worked too well. The server was decommissioned a year or two ago and no one ever told her. She just continued to work using the offiline cache. Today, not knowing what she was doing, she went into the "synchronize files" menu and unchecked the box. Suddenly her "My Documents" folder is very, very empty. Those files have to be stored somewhere on that machine, don't they? Can they be restored? Easily, even? Thanks in advance.
I'm looking for an online backup solution for my personal computers. [more inside]
Wacky Windows question. I recently did some work on my chiefs computer and in the process upgraded his OS from 98 to 2000Pro. The problem is his backups (that he never mentioned existed) are saved without an extension on a Zip disk. Does this naming convention look familiar to anyone: "Backup Job 4, Disk 1, 04-12-14 22.20.05.1-Step" ?
Does anyone have experience with online data storage services -- i.e. backing up important files such as pictures, transaction records, music, etc. on remote storage accessible via the Web? Is there true value in this? Who are the best providers? What should I be paying?
I've lost my Microsoft Office install disk. Is it possible to transfer the software from one Mac to another?
I've lost my Microsoft Office install disk. Is it possible to transfer it from one Mac to another? If so, can I run both Macs on the same network without any troubles? (MORE INSIDE) [more inside]
Will I ever be able to do scheduled backups again? I'm on XP Home, and Task Scheduler seems hosed. I get the message "Unable to establish existence of the account specified" whenever I try to schedule something. MS tells me this is a known problem, resulting from the account having been renamed, and that if I restore the original name, all will be well. I have no idea what the original name could have been. Suggestions?
I am looking for a good offsite backup service, I don't really feel comfortable storing important files on a web server. It doesn't really have to be automatic, but that would be nice. If it does have software it needs to be OSX friendly. This data is important, and not replaceable, but not like checking account numbers and things. The data also changes somewhat frequently, so burning a dvd and throwing it in a safety deposit box is not an option. [more inside]