Data Backup

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Liquid_Fish, Jul 27, 2002.

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  1. Liquid_Fish

    Liquid_Fish Registered Member

    What hardware / software do you use to backup your data? I just lost years of stuff because my fan died and fried my machine.
  2. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

    When it comes to imaging drives, i use Drive image, see other topic on imaging.
    For anything other than complete drive backup, i do like SmartBackup by Jam Software.
  3. snowy

    snowy Guest


    sorry to hear of your bad experience. in such a case perhaps cd's and floppies could be suggested.

  4. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Back-up? What's a back-up? Is that when you back up to the loading dock and gently ease that new computer into the trunk? :D Pete
  5. snowy

    snowy Guest


  6. snowy

    snowy Guest

    this Post by Fish reminds me to install a fail-safe on my fan\os to alert me if it stops...
  7. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

    Never thought about that Snowman, but damn good idea with a costly unit like mine.. is that harware or software??

    Edited to say.. I do have several fans.. maybe make a difference if it was hardware.
  8. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

    Nothing easier to tell than when a fan no longer works.
    I check when i exhale. If smoke from cigarettes gets sucked in the front of system, then fan works ! :D
  9. snowy

    snowy Guest

    LLLLOL......Mickey has a point ..just may not work for non-smokers LOL.....or else have every computer in the world start smoking lol


    to my personal knowledge there is no such program\hardware.....there may well be..I just have never heard of it......
    Because this is a public forum I intentionally...very deliberately.....wont discuss this openly......NO ONE SHOULD EVER PLAY WITH ELECTRICITY......AN IF THERE ARE ANY YOUNG ADULTS OUT THERE READING THIS>>>>DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT>>>> HAVE BETTER SENSES

    Detox my friend I am sure you can understand

  10. snowy

    snowy Guest


    should read "or have every computer USER in the world start smoking"""

    an now I have to give another kindly suggestion...""IF YOU DON"T SMOKE>>>DON'T START>>>

  11. controler

    controler Guest

    Depends on if it is your case fan/s or your CPU fan... ;)

    Most new Motherboards have motherboard monitoring software, that works with the motherboards monitoring hardware showing voltages, fan speeds ect and the BIG alarm when they are faling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you don't have this software now, You either have a wrong brand motherboard or your PC manufaturer never installed it.
    I have not seen any of the big brand PC makers install motherboard monitoring software yet.
    Find out what brand motherboard your manufacturer used and go see if that mobo has the right stuff.
    This is why I build my own :D
    Go look at Intel, SuperMicro, ect ...and view the motherboard monitoring software they provide.
  12. snowy

    snowy Guest


    my apology that your topic is alittle side tracked...just let use know what it is you need an we'll see if we can help.


    thats not quite what I have in mind...but do understand what you are saying.....

  13. Liquid_Fish

    Liquid_Fish Registered Member

    No problem snowy.. I managed to save most but not all of my stuff, but dam was it a pain.. I'm obviously up and running again, it was time to upgrade anyway.
  14. snowy

    snowy Guest


    really glad to hear that you were able to slavage some of you yes I know all to well just how much of a pain that can be....recently went through it was about ready to stop computing entirely....

    will be wishing you the best....

  15. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Hoi Mr. Fish, ;)

    Already thought about software-cooling?

    Beside regulary images by Drive Image 2002, I use CPUidle too.

    Two times my fan died, and only the use of a software-cooling program have saved my work.

    There are several sw-cooling program's, I prefer CPUidle because it was exact doing what I wanted.

    CPUidle is shareware.



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