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]
posted by alex1965
on Aug 20, 2014 -
I backed up the contents of my ASUS UL50VT laptop in 2011 to my Seagate external hard drive using their Memeo software. In 2012, I connected the Seagate again and ran a second backup, and it created a separate folder where it stored all the new files I'd gained since the previous time. So far, so good.
Now when I try to back it up again, it has started from scratch--duplicating the entire contents of my 450 GB laptop to a third folder. I'm gonna use up all my hard drive space this way, stat. Any way to make it back up only the new files again, like it did before?
posted by manzanita
on Feb 23, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Where could a person get a (working) used computer with at least 1 GB ram in it for $100 or less? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Sep 16, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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]
posted by stevechemist
on Oct 24, 2010 -
Fragged my computer registry the other night. I must've turned off the computer at the wrong time. Either way, wouldn't boot, and I used the factory disc to get *a* registry up and running. Problems inside [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on May 20, 2010 -
BackupFilter: My new replacement laptop arrives tomorrow--help me make sure I don't forget anything critical in my backup process when I transfer everything to the new computer because I have to ship the old one back to Dell (hard drive as well). [more inside]
posted by Elminster24
on Nov 8, 2009 -
I'm going to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. But my files are in a huge mess and I'm scared I'm going to screw something up. [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Sep 30, 2009 -
I have two computers, one Windows, one Linux. How can I make it so they synchronize automatically with each other, as in, I update the file on one computer, and the updated file gets put onto the other? Networking? Using an external hard drive? What software might be useful? Bonus points for free software
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 22, 2009 -
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on May 29, 2009 -
I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Jul 8, 2008 -
I am upgrading my PC and I have questions regarding transferring my data. This is probably a total newbie question but I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere. [more inside]
posted by Zaximus
on Jul 1, 2008 -
My mom and my brother are looking for a simple, solid online backup solution for their Windows XP computers.
I know that there are sites like Carbonite
, and Crashplan
. What I don't know is how good or simple any of these sites are or if there are others that are better that I just don't know about.
Also, how heavily does the background services these site's software install impact system performance?
posted by Ikazuchi
on Jun 30, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a way to efficiently back up a large, ever changing folder periodically. I believe what I want is something that does a "mirror backup" but only when I want it to. Do programs like these exist? Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator
on Aug 5, 2007 -
I use Carbonite to backup my home machine, and recently purchased an external hard drive. Carbonite does not backup external hard drives (as I found out after the fact), so I am trying to find a way to make Carbonite think that the external drive is just another folder off of my C: drive. Is this possible?
posted by GernBlandston
on Jun 12, 2007 -
So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Mar 4, 2007 -
Network Attached Storage for dummies 2 [a follow-up to this
post]: If you backup your home computers to a device that's also sitting in your home, do you then take additional backups off site? And what about encryption? (Thinking of fire, or if the babysitter walks out of the house with the NAS drive in her backpack.) [more inside]
posted by Dave 9
on Sep 14, 2006 -
I've taken the role as a graphic designer at a small company, and I also wear the IT hat sometimes. That being said, I'm more of a Mac Guru than (blech) XP. BUT, we have a small file server (40 GB, half full) of data we would like to backup nightly.
#1: What's a good tape drive (or other media) for that much data, with room to grow, of course.
#2: What software?
#3: What's a "typical" backup schedule. I'd prefer just to do incrementals, but how often to rotate tapes/etc...?
posted by Wiggo
on Oct 6, 2005 -
I will be wiping the hard drive of my Dell Inspiron 600m, which is currently running Windows XP with multiple profiles. What's the best way to make sure I back up everything? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan
on Sep 20, 2005 -
MySQL hot backup: I need to set one up.
One of my clients has started to get worried about their data in their MySQL database, which they have become very dependent on. The database is currently backed up twice daily, once at noon and once at end of business, and the backups are encrypted and stored offsite. However, they want to have a up-to-the-minute backup in case things go very pear shaped with the server. What's the best way to do this? (Note: MySQL 3.23.x)
posted by SpecialK
on Jan 15, 2005 -
A friend of mine has a really fucked up computer that was invaded by spyware and viruses via Kazaa and other trojan horse programs. The only way to fix it at this point is to nuke the entire hard drive and re-install everything. [more inside]
posted by interrobang
on Jul 17, 2004 -
Another boooooring computer question - sorry!
How do I clone a HD in a win2k system? My system's boot hd is a 20g 5400 rpm. I'd like to swap it for a 20 g 7200 rpm which is sitting at the moment in an external firewire enclosure. I also have 150g in an internal RAID array.
More inside ... [more inside]
posted by magullo
on May 20, 2004 -
I have a WinXp machine with three hard drives, each one holding 100GB. I'm researching backup alternatives, and there are tons these days (tape drives, external firewire drives, jazz drives, etc.). I'd like to find a solution that strikes a nice balance between ease of use, cost and durability. Any suggestions?
posted by grumblebee
on Jan 8, 2004 -