backup and recovery

Forum discussion tagged with backup and recovery.
  1. Rodion15

    Question Is it worth the time for a tech learning Robocopy?

    Before I continue potentially wasting my time learning how to use Robocopy, I would like to get some opinions. Is there a universal tool that does everything Robocopy and Macrium Reflect can do? For a computer tech, such as a repair and networking technician, does Robocopy do anything, when...
  2. Rodion15

    Question Back up hard drive over SATA vs USB

    I usually try to back up hard drives by plugging them to SATA rather than USB, as I heard that the SATA-to-USB conversion may affect the transfer. Is this really true? I find USB more convenient so I’d like to know if it’s worth the hassle. Any advice much appreciated
  3. Scutu Mix

    Question Backup Software Help!

    Hello everyone, I need a NEW backup software as WD SmartWare is no longer supported by the company and the replacement - Acronis is not exactly what I need. So what I need? Well, a simple backup solution. I have a 6 TB WD Book Duo connected by USB to my windows computer and I have a few HDDs...
  4. D

    Question Getting away from raid 0

    I currently run two samsung evo 860's in raid 0.. I solely did this to be able to use them as one system volume as prices were and still are kind of crappy (just bought a 2TB crucial M500 for like $200). is there a different way to use both drives as one volume or should I just ditch it? I have...
  5. Bros1083

    Question Uncorrectable sectors can't create an image/clone or manually transport data

    I've tried Chkdsk /r and /b and after using EaseUS there are 3 bad sectors and I can access like 99% of the data like pictures and videos fine but if I try to transfer it out using an image or cloning it to another HDD/SSD it keeps crashing and saying the device is disconnecting (it's an...
  6. J

    Question WD Harddrive spiking to 100% and bad sectors.

    Hi there! Yesterday one of my Western Digital internal harddrives ran into trouble. Therefore I reach out to you, the many wise members of this forum, for some help. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS It all started with the computer lagging, and filetransfers going really slow. I then noticed that the...
  7. antonio20000

    Question how would i backup a large RAID0 array that cannot fit on one disk

    I want to back up a 2 x 14tb raid 0 array. would the best way he to make a second 2 x 14 tb 0 raid array and back it up there? if not how would i go about it
  8. S

    Question How to cancel or revert factory reset process on synology DS216Play?

    Hi everyone, I choosed to reinstall DSM 7.0 because of issues what I experienced, so I went into control panel and choosed the factory reset option, with erase all data. Now I changed my mind, because on the two 2TB hdd there could be some files, what I need though. I look over the internet for...
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    Question 240GB SSD had System32 error

    So my pc randomly crashed when i was closing tabs on my browser and it had said the system32 folder had some error in it or something was deleted. I havent done anything or installed anything for it to do this and idk why it did it. however, I restarted my pc and it loaded up fine like there...
  10. Question Seagate backup slowing down

    I've been using seagate discwizard that came with my 2tb drive for backups for a few months now but recently they have slowed down a lot. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this.
  11. Parker Le Nerd

    Question Need help restoring files from backup!!

    Hey, So I was having some problems with my old surface pro 4 when one day windows corrupt itself due to some odd circumstances (I tried everything and it was definitely corrupt) after trying to get windows back onto the drive (it diffident work) I decided to get a new surface. It just arrived...
  12. T

    Question How can i get off 250GB data shown as 80TB

    I am working on a Dell laptop that can't boot, the dell diagnostics shows there is a problem with the 512GB nvme ssd and battery. To get the data off the drive, I connected a usb with ubuntu live then a usb with windows to go but the files are showing as 80TB while in fact the size is around...
  13. N

    [SOLVED] Too long path

    when trying to migrate windows server 2012 R2 to 2016 via Robocopy . .. I have a problem that can't be skipped named -the path is too long -, something like that! how can I solve this ?
  14. euphoria4949

    [SOLVED] Help and advice needed please with OS backups & system images

    Hi everyone, I need some help and advice regarding OS backups and images, but please (ELI5) explain like I'm 5yo as my knowledge is very poor on this subject. I'm a little embarrassed to say that after more than 2 decades of being a techy PC nerd/enthusiast, I've never actually done any OS...
  15. pontusas

    [SOLVED] How can I do a backup and try to restore data from an external hard drive that has been used on a smart TV?

    I connected a hard drive to a smart TV some years ago. The TV broke and is now gone. I really want to access the files on the disk, but the TV formatted the content so that as soon as I plug it in my computer, I am asked to format it. Is there any way to do a backup of the content as it is, and...
  16. Techminator

    Question Data Backup/Synchronization

    I want to backup my 2TB external HDD, 1TB laptop HDD and 64GB Android Phone ROM to an external 5TB HDD. I want to set the backup in a way that whatever files are created/added, deleted or edited, including moving files/folders to different locations are reflected on the 5TB backup drive. It...
  17. [SOLVED] Two system drives while creating System Image

    I am replacing my old HDD as it's crashing a lot and so deciding to buy a SSD but when I'm trying to create a system image, the program is showing two system drives. Actually, I have two hard disks in my pc. I even tried to unplug the other hard disk(which is not crashing) and the OS still boots...
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    Question Will my Windows10 Backup work under these conditions?

    I recently decided to upgrade my storage space on my PC, but I’m worried with how things are setup that my system image will not work. I’d like some advice on two combinations. My previous setup is one 120gb m.2 ssd as an OS drive, and two 1TB SSDs in Raid Zero format. I’m replacing it with two...
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    [SOLVED] robocopy long path names and symlinks

    we need to copy huge amount of data from windows 10 to NAS via SMB , my company manger ask me to find a solution to solve the issue of long path names and copying Symlinks as my friends in another company informed me that they faced problems like that with Robocopy , how can we solve this...
  20. S

    Question What should I look for in a NAS set up

    What should I look for in a NAS set up? This is just intended as an alternative to a raid pair of Seagate Ironwolf 4TB hard drives. Shoudl I still get the pair and put one as the storage drive in the workstation and the other in the Ns box? What should I look for in a NAS box, good and bad...