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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:42 PM

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How to recover data

By Robin Harris | November 5, 2010, 8:59am PDT
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Even storage bloggers lose data: in my case 100 GB of MP3s. Here?s what I did to recover.

Disaster
I maintain several backup systems so I have 2 and sometimes 3 copies of everything on about 5 TB of disk. How can I lose data?

Human error
People are a major cause of data loss. Even professional storage admins have been known to pull the wrong drive during a RAID rebuild.

In my case, I?m not sure how the data loss occurred. My 2 TB backup drive was full and I found 2 copies of my 100 GB iTunes music on it.

The day the music died
I zapped one and went to the source drive and zapped the iTunes folder there. A week later I brought up iTunes, clicked on a song, and iTunes couldn?t find the file.

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Even storage bloggers lose data: in my case 100 GB of MP3s. Here?s what I did to recover.


#2 TheSentinel

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:43 PM

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Why backup isn't enough

By Robin Harris | May 28, 2010, 9:41am PDT

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http://www.zdnet.com...isnt-enough/938