[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2576653]And this is why some people, like myself, advocate keeping, not a “backup”*, but a “clone”.
a windows generated “backup” only protects your system setup, it doesn’t do so good a job for your “data”. Your “data” (doccuments, pictures, music & vieo) should be backed up redundantly
a “clone” on an identical drive protects everything, all at once,
and the subsequent “recovery” is as fast as you can work a
screwdriver to install the clone… and clone it again, so you aren’t without a backup
I am never without a clone for my OS/system drive, and that clone is never more than 10 days old.
“Paranoia” is MANDATORY in data protection.
are you paranoid enough?
you were given a clear warning… and you missed it
don’t feel bad, professionals make the same mistake
I have a friend who lost everything on a “mirrored” array…
he made the mistake of using drives that were all the same age
and while doing recovery after one of his drives failed a second
drive failed… and he lost everything…[/QUOTE]
Your right…I’ve made that stupid mistake in the past! This time will be different! BTW…that other drive, it’s not recoverable! It apparently had a head crash…I got it to spin up, but then I got the SCREEEEEEEEEECH!!! and nothing but clicking now! So yeah, it’s dead!