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Old 03-08-2019, 01:11 PM   #1
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Over ten years of memory when computer crashed
Need help in finding the info on the upper steering column support for 28/29 that fastens the column to the upper rail, not the tank. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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See attached article.


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Old 03-08-2019, 01:47 PM   #4
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Yes, thank you Bob C
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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I feel your pain. Had this happen to me way back with a home XP computer.
Ever since then anything I want saved, I additionally save to an external Hard Drive or USB Stick. Anything I really want saved I save to a USB stick, and put it in my Safety Deposit Box.
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Old 03-08-2019, 02:52 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear that. I have a Mac and Time Machine backs up my hard disc every hour in the background. It has been so long since I have paid any attention to it that when I saw this thread I had to check if all is OK. It is.

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Anything I really want saved I save to a USB stick, and put it in my Safety Deposit Box.
i do the same but in our home safe. After I saw a local bank burn down a couple of tears ago I decided I wanted to be in more control of my destiny.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:30 PM   #7
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Old 03-08-2019, 07:37 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear that. I have a Mac and Time Machine backs up my hard disc every hour in the background. It has been so long since I have paid any attention to it that when I saw this thread I had to check if all is OK. It is.



i do the same but in our home safe. After I saw a local bank burn down a couple of tears ago I decided I wanted to be in more control of my destiny.


Where does Time Machine back up to - Stick, External Hard Drive, Cloud?

I do not like using Cloud services.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:43 PM   #9
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My computer crashed in Dec. I backed up some stuff but not all, especially my PICS. I had 10,815 according to the retrieval efforts. Couldn't get them all back. Luckily all my family pics were still on the memory cards from the cameras, I only delete non family items. Think of the cards like the old time box of negatives. Now I have an external drive and I also download the files to my laptop. The problem was the HD bearings went bad, I am going to rebuild it and put a solid state drive in it and use it as a back-up and a computer the grand kids can use when they are here. I share your pain
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:53 PM   #10
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Anything I want to save I burn a dvd And I have several computers with a lot of what I want to save also.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:01 PM   #11
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Our new computer (this one) doesn't have a hard drive - it's all electronic. I'm not a fan of electronics but we are hopeful that this computer will last longer because the usual hard drive problems can't happen. We still back up every couple of weeks anyway, just to be safe. No wires from keyboard or mouse either. They are WiFi (another Australian invention)
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Where does Time Machine back up to - Stick, External Hard Drive, Cloud?

I do not like using Cloud services.
My time machine backs up to an external hard drive (made by Lacie). It cost about $100 at the MAC Store and has a couple of terabytes of space. I needed one this large because I have a lot of photos and they take a lot of space. The time machine software was already loaded on my MAC when I bought it. I am actually considering also using cloud backup also to provide off site storage in case of disaster. When I say cloud backup I don't mean storing photos on a site like Photobucket, I mean a site that does a complete back of the entire computer (and you pay for it).

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:30 PM   #13
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I buy a new flash drive about once a year and save everything.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:28 PM   #14
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Anything I want to save I burn a dvd And I have several computers with a lot of what I want to save also.




I also used DVD's for backup, but when they got 10 or 15 years old some of them quit working and all I could get was a error message.
Also most new PC's do not have a DVD player in them so I stopped using DVD's for long term storage.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:32 AM   #15
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Redundant backups. hard drives are cheap.


Timemachine works like a recover disk, but saves all your current information on a external/private disc or solid state memory device. A recovery disk with all your info.



A decade ago we used a dat tape backup of network computers every night. Took all night for the tapes to take in a few hundred gigs. Now a terabyte on a solid state drive through usb3 takes minutes.

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Where does Time Machine back up to - Stick, External Hard Drive, Cloud?

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My time machine backs up to an external hard drive (made by Lacie). It cost about $100 at the MAC Store and has a couple of terabytes of space..

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Yes, I have a 500 GB External Hard drive.

This from Apple:
To create backups with Time Machine, all you need is an external storage device. After you connect the device and select it as your backup disk, Time Machine automatically makes hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for all previous months. The oldest backups are deleted when your backup disk is full.
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If you're going to back up to a CD buy archival gold CDs. It's a fact that cheap CDs can begin loosing data in as little as two years. Archival gold are tested to hold data for 50+ years. Some up to 300 years. Yes, they'll cost $4 or $5 buck each but that's pretty cheap insurance.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:36 PM   #18
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Over the years I've adopted the following process for archiving files, especially pictures.

1) I never delete or reuse memory cards. Memory is cheaper than ever before so I bought a case designed for storing memory cards and keep them there. Like someone above said, think of those as the negatives.

2) all my files are on my computer and when I get a new one I transfer them over.

3) I have an external HD drive that everything is backed up to once a month.

Now a caveat. We had a high quality external hard drive fail on us at work last year. It was *very* important for us to retrieve the files off of it so a few months and a few thousand dollars later we were able to get about 85% of the files returned to us.

With the price of memory being so low it's a good idea to have redundancy and it's a good idea.

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I was rebuilding my engine back on 4/25/2011 when the computer crashed and I lost all of the rebuilding photos and movies. I didn't take the hard drive in at that time since I was preparing for retirement and there were other priories, and I knew it was going to be expensive.

Retirement came and I finally took it into a well respected shop. Their web site said the cost would be $500 unless it had to go into a white room and then it would be $1,800. The came back with a cost estimate of $3,000 plus $235 for parts for a "partial recovery".

The manufacture of the hard drive is Seagate. I did a little investigation and learned they have a recovery service, and the company has been around since 1978. So I sent it back to the Manufacture (since they would have all the parts and knowledge about the unit) and it scheduled to be back this Thursday. They have a flat rate of $650 and their turn around time is 15 business days. Fingers crossed.

After the unit crashed, I went out and bought a new hard drive and an external memory drive. Lesson learned.

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