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Re: Can Debian Backup ntfs File System?

On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:00:01 +0000, Joe wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:47:31 +0000 (UTC) Camaleón wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Nov 2010 17:20:27 +0100, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>> > 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.
> I think what he's saying is that there are only two classes of user who
> are even aware of the possibility of data loss:
> - People who work in IT
> - Other people who have already lost data, who never had backups
> Almost every other computer user will look at you blankly if you ask
> 'what will you do if the hard drive fails?' because they are unable to
> grasp the concept.

Yes, I see the point.

I have been working in IT tech. support for many years and finally 
reached the conclusion there are two kinds of people: 1) those who care 
about what they are doing and want to learn -they can be savvier or 
dummier but at least they demonstrate interest- and 2) those who treat 
their computers the same as a fridge or cleaning vacuum :-)

For 1) I always try to give them the proper information, at least a "jump 
point" from where to start digging and also answer their questions 
whatever they are.

My advice for 2) is "rent a computer guy -or be next to a nerd- to do the 
job or you will face serious problems in a couple of months" >:-)



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