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4:39pm, Mon 20 Oct 2014 : Dead tired fixing your computer? Make sure you have a complete back up
Responding to a call out this morning to Norman Park, I was disappointed to learn that the new client had tried to fix a boot problem with Windows 7 for 10 hours straight... after an early morning work shift. The end result, just like driving tired, fatigue dealt the killer blow. Following some random blog post that promised to fix his problem he accidentally repartitioned his hard drive and formatted C:.
After 21 hours awake its a simple mistake to make, which you would not otherwise do if wide awake and aware.
Unluckily, he was with out a back up... but luckily, the computer was mostly for gaming, so not much else was lost... so he could live with the loss. Others have not been so lucky.
The job for me in this case was relevantly simple, installing software and drivers and getting his Windows 7 machine back to where it should be... and this is where the more fulfilling work began as I set up him with the software, training and knowledge to ensure that ALL the computers in the house were backed up in a way that would ensure he could recover his computers easily inside a couple of hours.
The common mistake is believing that a back up is a back up... but its not true.
Let's break it down for you:
POOR: Back up of settings, systems settings recovery back ups
There are a number of software products, including tools inside Microsoft Windows that offer to keep a copy of the your system settings. Unfortunately, a lot of these backups are to the hard drive that Windows is installed on... and its only the settings, or a check point. They allow you to step your computer back to a previous group of settings, but little else is stored.
OK: File Backups
Making a copy of your much loved photos to an external hard drive is a "File Backup"... and there are various products that offer to automate this process for you, including Windows Backup. Its a copy of the files that are most important to you, that you REMEMBER to back up. The problem with this is personalised settings, Windows configuration and drivers, and files you forgot to back up are going to be lost.
Uncertainty: Cloud storage are the all the rage these days with Microsoft, Amazon, Google and many others offering you amounts of storage online in far flung places. Recovery from these locations requires that you have your accounts details stored some place other than your computer, and that the automated back up software has been doing its job.
My Recommendation: Regular IMAGE back ups is the old school way that computers have been backed up completely since hard drives started (failing :). This is where every piece of information on your computer's hard drive is back up completely bit by bit to make a complete copy. These days this is done with reliable software and an external hard drive ... and YOU take responsibility to back up of your computer COMPLETELY and then keep the external drive safe. If you want to go the top of the class you would do it twice and keep the second copy at another house or at work. This has worked for the business world (and me) for years. Recovery after a computer repair or to an identical computer is super simple with a boot USB and external hard drive, you will be operational again in hours.
In the end, this client at Norman Park had lost some data but learned a valuable lesson. Now of the importance he gained knowledge, I ensured that he was set up with reliable software and trained on how to make full image back ups to deal with what ever computer drama came next.
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