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juanjoseso

there's a story where a guy dies and giving a change as a girl and fall in love with another girl I forgot the name of it he becomes the daughter of his brother

Replies:   Gauthier
Anomandaris

Might want to post that in the 'lost stories' section of the forum. More likely to get an answer there.

Gauthier
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@juanjoseso


and giving a change as a girl and fall in love with another girl I forgot the name of


Lots of similarities with
Once More with Feelings by The Night Hawk

juanjoseso

no not that one man I wish my other computer never broke

Replies:   Capt Zapp
Capt Zapp

@juanjoseso

I wish my other computer never broke


Unless the hard drive failed, you can pull it and put it into another computer or use an external drive dock to get the information from it.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Capt Zapp

Unless the hard drive failed,


And then, depending on what the failure is, you can often recover most, if not all, of the data. The most common hard drive failure is a bearing going faulty, and the old 'freeze the drive overnight' trick will often allow you to get data off it if you quickly move it from the freezer to a dock to examine it and transfer data before the bearing warms up enough to fail again.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

And then, depending on what the failure is, you can often recover most, if not all, of the data. The most common hard drive failure is a bearing going faulty, and the old 'freeze the drive overnight' trick will often allow you to get data off it if you quickly move it from the freezer to a dock to examine it and transfer data before the bearing warms up enough to fail again.

Unfortunately, that doesn't work with the newer solid state drives (SSDs). If they get even a mild power surge they'll freeze solid and you won't be able to retain a thing. Generally, never install a SSD unless you're running on a high-rated surge protector, and never run an external SSD, as the surge protector often won't protect them if they're not part of the main computer box.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater  smask
Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

Generally, never install a SSD


SSDs are good for faster access, but they should never be you main or sole data storage. My current system has two ssds in it, one for the OS, and one for the day to day data usage. Both are fully back-up onto disc drives each day, or more often.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
smask

@Crumbly Writer

Keep your eyes on the surge protector. Once it protected you from a surge, it may be spent. Invest in better model with an indicator that show you if it's still working.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

SSDs are good for faster access, but they should never be you main or sole data storage. My current system has two ssds in it, one for the OS, and one for the day to day data usage. Both are fully back-up onto disc drives each day, or more often.

So far, my only losses due to SSDs have been on an unprotected (no surge protector) laptop and external SSD drives. My main surge protector has worked reliably for years, despite our being at the end of the power line where surges are a common occurrence. The internal surge protectors I had installed in my desktop seem to handle them handily as well.

Agent4351

These days you need an online cloud backup solution in addition to a local hardware backup. I use Dropbox but there are probably cheaper alternatives out there.

Dominions Son

@Agent4351

I use Dropbox but there are probably cheaper alternatives out there.


http://mozy.com/product/mozy/personal

I use Mozy. It's not just cloud storage like drop box, it's an actual online backup solution that will take incremental backups (only the changed files) running as a background process.

Ernest Bywater

@Agent4351

These days you need an online cloud backup solution in addition to a local hardware backup. I use Dropbox but there are probably cheaper alternatives out there.


agreed, ditto, and will also use my website once I get it revamped.

Crumbly Writer

@Agent4351

I use Dropbox but there are probably cheaper alternatives out there.

You can't get much cheaper than free, though other services have greater free capacities than DB, though I prefer DB because they don't 'farm' their user's submissions for targeted ads or sell the info to others.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

I prefer DB because they don't 'farm' their user's submissions for targeted ads or sell the info to others.


Neither do any of the real on-line backup solutions.

I do not consider any of the cloud storage products to be backup solutions. Backing up your data is not what they are meant for.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son

I do not consider any of the cloud storage products to be backup solutions. Backing up your data is not what they are meant for.


I'd previously avoided all cloud storage due to issue with the early companies in the cloud sub-industry. However, my normal system has been to have the main data files, a back-up copy on another drive within the computer since it's a home system, a secondary back-up copy on an external drive, and a tertiary critical data back-up on a USB drive I took with me when I left home (an infrequent event). Then I had a visit by the regional Gestapo who walked off with my computer and all the back-up copies; that was last July and I'm still fighting them in court to get any of my data back. So I now do as above, and also do a regular back-up copy to a free cloud data service (Drop Box) so that if the Gestapo come back I still have recent copies of my stories to work on, especially the works in progress.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Ernest Bywater

So I now do as above, and also do a regular back-up copy to a free cloud data service (Drop Box) so that if the Gestapo come back I still have recent copies of my stories to work on, especially the works in progress.


It's a bit more work than a normal restore back to the original computer, but all the on-line backup services allow for restoring your data to a different/new computer.

For most on-line backup services, the data is encrypted and the only decription key is locked with your password. They couldn't sell your data even if they are bought out by someone less scrupulous.

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