Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac Pro

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:08 PM   #26
-hh
macrumors 68020
 
-hh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: NJ Highlands, Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by ActionableMango View Post
I've been burned twice now by companies that told me they were backing up my data only to find that when I needed that data, the backups had been failing the whole time.

It's not enough to just back up. One has to test the restore process!
Well said. The devil is in the details for how one goes about doing this process step, particularly since most people don't even 'try' their backup until there's been a real problem.


Quote:
On a personal note, I once found out that Time Machine had simply stopped making backups for several months before I found out--no error or warning messages.
I think I've seen that happen a few years ago; can't recall the reasons why...might have had to do with the TM disk going to capacity?

Somewhat similarly, I've found my NAS on two occasions to have gone "dead" with similarly no particular notice or warning, even though it was configured to send an 'SOS' email. The first time appears to have been a disk corruption which somehow mucked up the (Linux) OS that caused it to hang but not shut down (nor complain). The second time was a disk failure, as even a replacement of the drive's controller board didn't restore it to life. Given how underwhelming this NAS has been from a reliability standpoint, I don't think I'm going to keep it around as part of my future data integrity plans, nor replace it with another NAS ... perhaps I'll bring back up online my old PowerMac G5 running Tiger Server.


-hh
-hh is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC