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Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by moontan, Aug 29, 2012.

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    keep images on 2 different drives.

    i don't know what exactly happened but either Linux ate one of my hard drive, or the drive decided to quit on me at the same moment Linux Mint updated.
    or i have a rootkit.

    thankfully, i had backups on an external USB drive.

    i'm burning a Puppy Linux ISO as we speak just in case...

    stay tuned.
    i'll be back in a few...lol
     
  2. moontan

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    not a rootkit.

    pretty sure it's Linux Mint update.
    the secondary internal drive were my images are got corrupted somehow but Windows CheckDisk fixed it.

    all seems to be good now.

    still, my advice stand:
    keep your images on 2 different drives.
    you never know when the drives where your images are stored is gonna go bad.
     
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    I also keep a backup image on a set of DVD's just to be sure.
     
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    i think the indexing got corrupted.

    it's the last time i am 'playing' with Mickey Mouse OSes. :mad:
     
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    Always a good policy, any program or piece of hardware can fail so having a number of layers of protection is a very good idea.
     
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    good idea.

    i image too often to burn DVD on a regular basis but i should make one just in case.

    there's no way a DVD could get corrupted, unless it gets scratch or damaged.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I have a "rescue backup" on DVDs that is my OS, drivers, tweaks and no software. I mount this image every 6-8 months and install all MS updates and any new drivers, clean, defrag and save to another set of DVDs.

    That way, I can always get back to a "clean install" like state if something major happens, and I'll only have to install 6-8 months worth of updates and maybe a driver.......Emergency parachute. :D
     
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