If all your internal hard drive storage failed right here, right now. Can you restore system and dat

Discussion in 'polls' started by markymoo, Feb 1, 2011.

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Have you got a external backup?

Poll closed Mar 3, 2011.
  1. Yes i'm covered.

    47 vote(s)
    69.1%
  2. No all my data is gone for good.

    11 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. I have more than one external backup.

    16 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. I'm fine I have a internet backup.

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. markymoo

    markymoo Registered Member

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    If all your internal hard drive storage failed right here, right now. Can you restore your system and all your personal data from external backup or not?

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  2. Creer

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    Re: If your internal hard drive storage all failed right here, right now. Can you restore from a external backup or is all your data screwed?

    Yes I will be able to restore all my data to new HDD in that case scenario.
     
  3. Boyfriend

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    Re: If your internal hard drive storage all failed right here, right now. Can you restore from a external backup or is all your data screwed?

    I will be able to restore all my data as I have backup on second HDD + external HDD.
     
  4. nikanthpromod

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    all would be gone:doubt:
     
  5. jasonbourne

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    I have Acronis for XP and Paragon Drive 10 Pro to take care of that plus a set of DVD's for sensitive files.
     
  6. zfactor

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    im covered 100%
     
  7. Kernelwars

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    yes covered:)
     
  8. Page42

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    Yes, covered.
    Back up images on an external drive and Acronis boot disks nearby.
     
  9. stratoc

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    manually create a system image image (using windows built in) once a month, and drag any important files. I sometimes leave it a bit longer, if I have installed lots of new drivers, I ensure the system is in perfect order.
     
  10. wtsinnc

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    Two sets each; Paragon and Macrium in separate external drives.

    I think I'm covered !
     
  11. InfinityAz

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    A better question/poll might be:

    If all your internal and external storage were destroyed, could you restore your data/apps?
     
  12. Noob

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    Around 80% of it, i don't have enough backup media (USB sticks and SD cards, i don't own any external HDD) :)
     
  13. ProTruckDriver

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    Yes I'm covered. :thumb: All files of importance are backed up on a external hard drive.
     
  14. ProTruckDriver

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    In that case, my answer would be No. :(
     
  15. Page42

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    That is a tough turn of events to consider... yet a very real one.
    I suppose many of us (myself included) who believe we are prepared, conveniently decide to overlook the destruction/loss of the in-house storage media.

    And for those who answered as I did... "yes, covered, I back up to an external drive"... isn't the next question, can you boot that machine that you want to restore to, and run your restoration program from removable media?
     
  16. farmerlee

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    Should my internal and external storage both be destroyed then only my most important data is covered as i have it backed up online. Apps and the OS would have to be re-installed manually.
     
  17. PJC

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    I leave Nothing irreplaceable inside my PCs.;) :cool:
     
  18. wtsinnc

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    If absolutely everything I have for backups was destroyed, the most important documents (birth certificate, copy of my SS card, my will, mortgage papers, and investment documents) are also backed up at a remote location.

    Some but not all of the photos and videos are also backed up somewhere else.
    I should get off of my butt and finish the task.

    Thanks InfinityAz;
    your post reminded me of just how vulnerable many of us are !
     
  19. Osaban

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    Although in 10 years only one Hard Drive failed, I have multiple images of my computers on 4 external USB drives. As a matter of fact I tend to export important data to the USB drives, so as to keep only what I currently need on my laptops (theft is always an important issue with notebooks).
     
  20. guest

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    Yes, can restore it from different USB flash drives and from different internet services as well.
     
  21. Noob

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    Although not all my files are backed up, important ones do :D
     
  22. Rampastein

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    I'm covered partially (there's no such option); most files would be lost and I'd have to reinstall the system, but the most important data is also stored in a USB memory stick and on an other PC's HDD.
     
  23. chrisretusn

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    All "internal" hard drive storage to what? This computer? My house?

    If the later, no I have no external backup outside of my house.

    If the former yes.
     
  24. Sully

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    Interesting.

    I have multiple internal drives, so chances are less, but assuming PSU decided to fry it all or a large magnet was on the top of the computer..

    I have a mirrored raid array NAS, so assuming both the drives failed and/or a fire/flood...

    I have external hdd in house, so again assuming failure or catastrophe...

    I have images stored to optical, in house, so again, a fire etc...

    I have external hdd and optical media in remote location, so if BOTH my house and my work were to burn down, then I would be screwed ! :ouch:

    Sul.
     
  25. crofttk

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    Hypothetically speaking, I can't respond right here, right now.:doubt:
     
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