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Topic # 190776 12-Jan-2016 07:07
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Christchurch woman loses 'everything of value' in ransack burglary

The poor foolish girl. How can the university not at least once point out that backups are a good idea. So make sure your friends and family have backups. Heck Mozy is free for 2GB of data, or CrashPlan software will let them back up to their friends computers.




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  Reply # 1468132 12-Jan-2016 07:22
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She is a naive Uni student. I used to be one of those. Nothing ever happens, who needs backups meh.

Secondly, not many Uni students who backup will backup off site. When I was one, after learning my lesson i emailed everything to my Yahoo! Still got those emails!

Thirdly she'll be fine. Just take more photos and move on.

But... Yeah, ... scumbags!!!

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  Reply # 1468134 12-Jan-2016 07:25
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With BYOD of one sort of another commonplace in schools now, even at some primary schools, the importance of backups should be taught from that level. I'm sure in some schools it is, but it certainly isn't happening across the board.




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  Reply # 1468138 12-Jan-2016 07:37
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someone has a break in and this is news???? sure its sad, but happens a lot, not really news worthy.

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  Reply # 1468139 12-Jan-2016 07:45
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I'm trying to convince co-workers (those not in the technical areas) that using different passwords for each service, using 2FA where available and having backups is important.

Even that is hard.




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  Reply # 1468153 12-Jan-2016 07:54
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Many people won't get it, until it's too late.




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Ive just found that a majority of my stuff that is supposed to be going up to crashplan isnt, the email summarys say all is fine, but it never completes the back up before the service just kicks the bucket and dies.

When a service that is supposed to protect you fails like that, its hard to trust them.




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  Reply # 1468156 12-Jan-2016 08:03
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That's why part of a backup plan is testing to see if you can actually recover data.




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  Reply # 1468157 12-Jan-2016 08:05
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Things did recover - just not all the things.

I had to go an edit a file and give it even more ram to complete the backup. I am certain they have rigged the client software so that it fails client side when your backup set gets larger than they want so its not "them" limiting your unlimited backup. No idea how people with NAS's and crashplan and only a couple of gigs of ram get anything happening.




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  Reply # 1468186 12-Jan-2016 08:46
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I have struggled to get backup plans going for people I help out but the outlook is really bleak. There are just too many points of failure even after you get beyond the "it will never happen to me" and the "it is just too hard so I will ignore it". 

Nevertheless, it is tragic to see people lose their life's work and irreplaceable memories. 

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  Reply # 1468190 12-Jan-2016 08:52
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Three guaranteed things in life:

1) Death
2) Taxes
3) Hard Disks will die. ( or get stolen)




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richms: Things did recover - just not all the things.

I had to go an edit a file and give it even more ram to complete the backup. I am certain they have rigged the client software so that it fails client side when your backup set gets larger than they want so its not "them" limiting your unlimited backup. No idea how people with NAS's and crashplan and only a couple of gigs of ram get anything happening.


How many files are you backing up to crashplan, and how much data in total?





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richms: Things did recover - just not all the things.

I had to go an edit a file and give it even more ram to complete the backup. I am certain they have rigged the client software so that it fails client side when your backup set gets larger than they want so its not "them" limiting your unlimited backup. No idea how people with NAS's and crashplan and only a couple of gigs of ram get anything happening.


How many files are you backing up to crashplan, and how much data in total?



About 300000 files on that computer, bit under 4TB. Had already incresed the ram in the config file once, just gave it 4 gigs this time and it seems to be working again, but periodically it will do a synchronize or a pruning for a day or 2 and nothing new backs up in the meantime.




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timmmay: Christchurch woman loses 'everything of value' in ransack burglary

The poor foolish girl. How can the university not at least once point out that backups are a good idea. So make sure your friends and family have backups. Heck Mozy is free for 2GB of data, or CrashPlan software will let them back up to their friends computers.


They said hard drives were stolen. I suspect she had backups....but they were all right there in the same place with her laptop. 

I have my photos backed up to both Google Drive and my Synology NAS (local cloud). Just in case.   




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  Reply # 1468221 12-Jan-2016 09:24
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SepticSceptic: Three guaranteed things in life:

1) Death
2) Taxes
3) Hard Disks will die. ( or get stolen)


Agreed.....and photos / docs not backed up (several times and regularly) have an absolutely certain expiry date. 




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  Reply # 1468238 12-Jan-2016 09:45
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My backups on SSD ... Does that last longer than spinning?

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