Just a reminder

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Judge Dredd, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd Guest

    To back up your song data.

    I just got another 32gb usb drive to make the glorious third copy of all my song files and associated patches etc.

    For the sake of a tenner you'd be a dummy not to.
     
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  3. Aileron

    Aileron Platinum Record

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    Backup is the mother of all self-assurance. I always have two redundant HDDs shadowing what I do locally. Also I have automated most of my OS and ancillaries re-install routines, plus most of the good stuff I typically use on a daily/weekly basis. May sound over zealous, but if my HDD should die on me right now I am back running as normally within a span of hours on a fresh one. Including DAW, Kontakt 5, Waves 9/10 and Flightsimulator, tweaked & all. Backup, backup, backup.

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  4. Olymoon

    Olymoon Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Staff Member

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    Yes, backups are very important
    I'm doing monthly backups. But on one internal 3 TB HD and a second external one, so I have several years there, not only of music, all un-recoverable files, photos, contracts etc ...
     
  5. FiX

    FiX Ultrasonic

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    Yes, automating re-installation of programs and settings is good and very easily accomplished using (freeware) Install Creator. It lets you compress a selected directory tree for safekeeping and instant recall when necessary, e.g. post-crash.
     
  6. vaiman

    vaiman Producer

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    Also, do regular test restores and backup reviews. Don't wait for the "day of death" to check!
     
  7. Fesster

    Fesster Noisemaker

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    I'm OCD when it comes to backing up song data. I save back-ups on 5 external drives and make 5 copies of my C drive image file. I've had hard drives fail in the past and learned my lesson.:(
     
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    And then.. "booomm".. One perfectly ordinary day, electricity is gone. Oil, coal, wind, water, steam are there; turbines are there.. but electricity; not a single fuNcking spark. Something changed in subatomic correlations; and because that minor unnoticed phenomena shift, the whole human - on individual persona level, electricity dependent - civilization, crumbled miserably.

    Noooooo.. my preeeeecious.. data of me (or/and vice versa).. !!!..
     
  9. Iggy

    Iggy Platinum Record

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    Amen, although you're preaching to choir on this one. I had a whole album's worth of sound files, DAW project files and all my extraneous MIDI files on a piece-of-shit 80 GB Seagate drive from the early 2000's that magically just crapped out one day. Years of work ... gone, no backups, no nothing. Fortunately, I had burned some demos to CD, so I can still attempt to recreate some of that stuff by ear, but it was a hell of a loss. Now, I TM whenever possible, plus back up all my documents and sound data to a separate drive and burn everything to physical media. You never know.
     
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