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Re: Can Debian Backup ntfs File System?

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:20:27 +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:

> Camaleón wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:32:29 +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>> Last backup was from a year ago, that should give you some hints about
>> how valuable is data for the user.
> Daughter is a banker, not computer scientist. IMHO many of those
> underestimate the importance of backups.

Oh, c'mon. There is no need to be a "computer scientist" to care about 
your data. Not today. You can buy a USB external disk (or DVD media) and 
put there your beloved files. Even Windows can automate this task for you.

>> NTFS is quite robust. In fact, it survives better to unforeseen
>> shutdowns than other linux filesystems. And again, if you are concerned
>> about the "fragile" status of the file system, run the diagnosis tools
>> in test mode.
> My point was not related to the robustness of the file system, it was
> related to the robustness of the hardware. If it turns out that the
> hardware is ok, there is still time to fix the fs AFTER the data have
> been copied.

Which is a good procedure as long as you can backup your data. If you 
can't even copy/paste or dump it to another source you'll have to deal 
with your "fragile" hardware. And IIRC, hard disk was visible and even 
mountable but if you still think there is a hardware failure, then better 
use the manufacturer's disk utilities to check hard disk integrity (they 
run from DOS floppy or live ISO image).



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