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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by Code Refugee on July 26, 2017, 06:15:03 PM »
Tech notes:

1. running Ubuntu ISO image cloned to a thumb drive works
2. reports that Linux has Mac HFS+ drivers are correct. Can read, write, delete, move, empty trash
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by pxsant on July 26, 2017, 05:25:16 PM »
I have an IMAC my sone gave me.  The only thing I use it for is watching Netflix or Amazon movies and it does have a great screen for that.    I would not use it for anything critical - I just don't like the locked down nature of the Apple products.   Most of my work is done on Linux Mint but I also have several Windows laptops I primarily use for customer support.  When I do backups, I plug in an USB hard drive, do the backup and then remove the drive.    No risk of losing a backup with a power failure or lightning strike unless I really get unlcky and have that happen while doing a backup.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by Code Refugee on July 26, 2017, 04:45:28 PM »
I don't trust online.

I have mulitiple backups, just none of the hard drives can be read.

Apparently though Linux can read Mac drives. I'm trying to make a boot thumb now for this machine and then see what I can recover. A lot of stuff though even if I have the file its useless w/o buying another mac and I don't want to do that. Maybe I'll just change my name move to another state and start over.  :)
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by JoFrance on July 26, 2017, 04:25:35 PM »
A good online back up is a good idea.  It only backs up the data and you still have to recover but the data is all that matters.  Back ups should always be offsite.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by unix on July 26, 2017, 02:42:02 PM »
I  got a motherboard fried once, power  surge, presumably due to lightning.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Unix this is for you - Monster 60 TB SSD
« Last post by unix on July 26, 2017, 02:34:47 PM »
Wow  this is cool.  Does it cost what first IBM HDD ran in 1953? Half a gazillion tokens for 4 megabytes?

Look Gorn, I expected more of a commiseration towards my plight. I know exactly what hell is.

Hell is being locked in a room with CNN playing Trump/Russia/Russia/Trump  ad infinitum.

That's a very  long time.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by Code Refugee on July 26, 2017, 01:34:23 PM »
Thanks!

Yeah weather channel had a thunderstorm warning so I went to back up and shut down. There was a hit outside the window that fried most electronic things. Cable modem survived, and stove clock, and a $25 R-Pi server!

I have multiple backups but all ones the last 5 yrs or so are mac disk format and my main laptop and desktop at home were mac.

Borrowed a windows laptop. Not sure I want to do mac again (expensive and 0 upgradable: ripoff!). Thinking of configuring a Ubuntu laptop.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Unix this is for you - Monster 60 TB SSD
« Last post by The Gorn on July 26, 2017, 12:29:02 PM »
Unix has a government job. The only hardship he faces is seeing CNN on TVs and computers all over the workplace.

The point is, Unix can easily afford this!  >:D
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by The Gorn on July 26, 2017, 12:26:25 PM »
Check your PM in box.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Back up
« Last post by The Gorn on July 26, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
Huh. Sorry to read that. That's a nightmare. How did your backup drives get hit? Were they plugged in?

We've been QUITE lucky in that regard. Although over the years I have lost a range hood style microwave oven, a portable phone, and the on-motherboard Ethernet interface on one computer from lightning. But not an entire computer or hard drive.

There is a forgot password function. I believe you had to verify your email address originally when you signed up, so it should still be good to recover your original account.
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