Important notice for people who want to upgrade to Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Henry Jones, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Henry Jones

    Henry Jones Guest

    I have been reading posts from people who upgrade, do clean installs, etc...
    then they complain about losing their data. Where is it? My data is gone.

    Even if you don't upgrade, your hard drive could crash and all your data
    could be gone in an instant. Do you back up your data?

    I have 3 hard drives in my PC. The C: drive, I only have applications and
    the OS on it. I also have a D: and an E: drive. I put all my data on the
    D: drive and then I copy what I have done to folders on the E: drive. If
    my C: drive goes down, I can reinstall the OS on a new drive and my data is
    safe on D: and E:. No problem.

    If my D: or E: drive goes down, I have a copy on the other drive. Still no
    problem. Further still, my important data, my MP3's, movies, etc.... I burn
    to CD or DVD when I get enough to fill one. I store these at my parents
    house just in case my house burns down. You never know..

    I am safe with my data, my data is important to me and sometimes data is
    more valuable than the hardware it is on. For instance, I am a software
    developer, so my custom software is worth thousands of dollars to me and my
    customers. It is worth the time and effort to back up what I have.

    If your data is important, you should take a few minutes out and make sure
    that your data is safe.

    Just my two cents worth...


    Henry
     
    Henry Jones, Jan 18, 2007
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    Troy McClure Guest

    i have a 1TB RAID5 (4 250GB drives) volume... i partition this in windows
    and have a 100GB "C" partition, and "D" is the rest of the TB. and i also do
    full image backups every week or so... im confident that im protecetd!


    :)
     
    Troy McClure, Jan 18, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Amen Brother-- absolutely backup backup backup--it can't be emphasized
    enough. The stats that the One Care team compiled on Windows users who
    backup properly--and that's not the enthusiasts that often frequent groups
    like this--are in the 70 percentiles. Hopefully MSFT has taken an important
    step forward with their Backup in Vista and one that is slightly less in
    Windows One Care.

    I'd use applications like Ghost or Acronis and Vista or One Care's backup as
    well.

    I keep my data on a separate drive, and make a copy of any important
    document and keep it on m ore than one separate drive since the size isn't a
    roadblock.

    I would say though that much of the time, when there is a "no boot Vista or
    XP" (most people don't learn every method to resolve a no boot XP and
    Vista--and I've tried to post them) it can involve every drive or partition
    on your hard drive.

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Jan 18, 2007
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    Beck Guest

    Good advice.
    I never backup but that is because I have nothing to backup. :)
     
    Beck, Jan 18, 2007
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    It not necessarily that the data is gone.
    Vista just relocates a lot of stuff to different locations.
    like Documents & Settings is gone(not useable), relocated to USERS for example.

    it is still a good idea to backup.








    I have been reading posts from people who upgrade, do clean installs, etc...
    then they complain about losing their data. Where is it? My data is gone.

    Even if you don't upgrade, your hard drive could crash and all your data
    could be gone in an instant. Do you back up your data?

    I have 3 hard drives in my PC. The C: drive, I only have applications and
    the OS on it. I also have a D: and an E: drive. I put all my data on the
    D: drive and then I copy what I have done to folders on the E: drive. If
    my C: drive goes down, I can reinstall the OS on a new drive and my data is
    safe on D: and E:. No problem.

    If my D: or E: drive goes down, I have a copy on the other drive. Still no
    problem. Further still, my important data, my MP3's, movies, etc.... I burn
    to CD or DVD when I get enough to fill one. I store these at my parents
    house just in case my house burns down. You never know..

    I am safe with my data, my data is important to me and sometimes data is
    more valuable than the hardware it is on. For instance, I am a software
    developer, so my custom software is worth thousands of dollars to me and my
    customers. It is worth the time and effort to back up what I have.

    If your data is important, you should take a few minutes out and make sure
    that your data is safe.

    Just my two cents worth...


    Henry
     
    mikeyhsd, Jan 18, 2007
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