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lenjackWed Jun-15-22 05:02 PM
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"Proof, that you need backups"


          

Most of us here, know the value of backups, and some of us, do backups regularly. I just proved to myself--as if I didn't already know--how important this is.



I do backups to an external hard drive, weekly. Yesterday, thinking about installing W11, on my secondary ssd, I got careless, during the install, when it came to formatting and partitioning the drive, I accidentally formatted, the wrong drive, and totally lost my W10 installation. After a moment of complete panic, I powered up the external drive, and booted from my Aomei Backupper, flash drive. It took well over an hour, but a 100% restoration was achieved.



I consider myself, fairly computer literate, so I have no excuses for my error. I just want to bring this to folk's attention, as a reminder.

  

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therubeWed Jun-15-22 05:30 PM
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#1. "RE: Proof, that you need backups"
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> so I have no excuses for my error

You do have that one (very good) excuse - you're human .


And yes, good thing for backups.
(Hopefully you have enough of them, & stored in diverse places...)

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lenjackWed Jun-15-22 05:42 PM
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#2. "RE: Proof, that you need backups"
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I use Backupper AND Reflect, weekly, in case one of them fails. Backupper is paid version, in case I wish to restore to different hardware.

  

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KJTWed Jun-15-22 08:59 PM
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#3. "RE: Proof, that you need backups"
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Been there. Done that.

AOMEI Backupper is great - if only it would console you that everything will be alright and play soothing music while it works its magic during what can seem the longest hour of your life.

Jim.

  

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lenjackWed Jun-15-22 09:27 PM
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#4. "RE: Proof, that you need backups"
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If you're only going to restore to the same computer, the free edition is all you need.

Yes, I kind of held my breath, when I rebooted, after the Restore.

  

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