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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2011, 10:39:08 pm »
I always keep everything in archive, and i LOVE the Axe program UNDELETE. It has helped me countless times.

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2011, 12:27:41 am »
Well, personally I tend to get frustrated when someone posts that he lost progress, but it's like the 4th or 5th time and he still doesn't learn, though. In that case I might end up just replying "lrn2backup" or stuff like that. When it's the first time I prefer to redirect him here, though.

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2011, 02:15:20 am »
Yeah, I guess it's time I submit the new undeleter on ticalc.org.
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2011, 02:54:48 am »
As a Z80 ASM coder, I thought I should share this one experience when I changed over my OS from Vista to Win7.

I thought I had backed everything up by moving all of my project files which was on the desktop to the other partition (I have two partitions, one for the OS and one for all the other data), and I forgot to back up the reboot of Celtic 2, which I worked on for about a week up to that event.

When I went back to put the backed up files onto the shiny new desktop, I realized that I copied "CaDan2" and not "Celtic2". You'd think I would've caught that but it didn't happen until too late. I was having problems just dragging and dropping files into the backup shortcut, the damned thing was running so slow before I went to reinstall. Hell, it took over two hours just to get to see my desktop before I changed over my installation. I was getting rather impatient, but that ended up costing me in the end. I had absolutely NO backup of the revised Celtic 2 project.

When I went in to try to recover the files using the software "Recuva", it saw the contents of the old filesystem, but I knew my chances of success was slim. I mean, I cleared out an installed an entirely new OS and the chances of any of the files remaining intact was slim.

No such luck. It was overwritten completely by some Win7 component. The only file that was partially recoverable was this postscript file that was generated by Branchmap, which in itself does not contain any source.

In hindsight, I probably would've saved myself loads of time and headaches, and possibly the loss of this project, had I booted up some other OS from a live CD and copied the files that way. I mean, it should not take the same amount of time to make a sandwich to cajole Vista to let me drag a folder across the desktop to the backup folder.

Anyway.

tl;dr: Make sure your computer backups are safe too.
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2011, 06:22:50 am »
My netbook decided to fail, and while the HDD is still intact, I can not read the content because its a 1.8 inch drive.
Luckily, I made a backup of the stuff a few days before, so my losses weren't that great. (Although I lost all my bookmarks :'(   )
Now I always copy stuff I'm working to too multiple servers (local and online) and make a second backup every time I'm going to make a big change.

So now when bad luck strikes me, I don't have to worry :)

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2011, 07:29:17 am »
Glad you had your stuff backed up, but that still sucks. x.x RIP Jim's netbook.

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2011, 01:32:50 pm »
My netbook decided to fail, and while the HDD is still intact, I can not read the content because its a 1.8 inch drive.
They have USB readers for those drives for less than USD$50. Amazon seems to have some for less than $10.
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2011, 01:43:35 pm »
Well said Iambian and this sucks Celtic 2 might have died D:

Also it's always good to backup outside your home too. Imagine you got backups on CDs, flash drive, computers, calculators, but then a tornado or hurricane tear everything apart?

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2011, 01:45:22 pm »
Also it's always good to backup outside your home too. Imagine you got backups on CDs, flash drive, computers, calculators, but then a tornado or hurricane tear everything apart?
I think then you would have other problems... :D

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2011, 01:49:14 pm »
Yeah we have to remember about the murphy law sometimes :P

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #70 on: November 12, 2011, 02:21:29 pm »
What is that law again?
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #71 on: November 12, 2011, 04:36:18 pm »
I lost my character health codes because I archived my source :P

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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2011, 08:01:16 pm »
This is awesome: I saved program in group file in calc and computer, and individual files in computer as well. They all got corrupted somehow X.x
Now what do I do?
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #73 on: November 12, 2011, 08:44:20 pm »
Punch yourself in the face and cry :P
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Re: BACKUP YOUR PROGRESS OFTEN!
« Reply #74 on: November 12, 2011, 10:52:28 pm »
Get GFM (Group File Manager) and see if it can open the groups.