Banned on the Run: isn't the fact that she's still working on her doctorate 5 yrs in a sign that she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer
dahmers love zombie: It's called Dropbox. It's free. Look into it.
Coastalgrl: Thanks guys for a summary of the different storage options out thereJust starting my doctoral research and have roughly 10 TB of data from previous work. The sheer volume means I'm looking at multiple offsite storage options.If anyone has any favorites let me know. Also leading up consolidating 25 years of research to develop in house database for research group.
Sail The Wide Accountancy: I don't know. I'm not sure I buy this story. Are we all really going to believe that "His dog ate his homework". That five years worth of data was on ONE computer? That he never emailed parts of his thesis to anyone?
leevis: This link has inspired me to back up my music again. I've loaded more than 1,000 songs onto itunes since the last time.
lordargent: MaxxLarge:// this guy is lucky it just got stolen, vs getting dropped on train tracks and run over by a train or something. There's at least some small inkling of a chance that he could get the data back from the thief ... BUT you can't bribe a train!
Somacandra: Banned on the Run:isn't the fact that she's still working on her doctorate 5 yrs in a sign that she's not the sharpest knife in the drawerThat used to be true. But not any more. That's more of a minimum in some fields now really. But as a Ph.D. I can tell you this: You don't have to be smart to succeed in Graduate School. The most important resource by far is ENDURANCE. People much smarter than I have failed to finish, just because they couldn't endure.
lolpix: Yes, it's sad. Yes, he's an idiot for not having offsite backups. Yes, fark you for reporting on Reddit stories.
lordargent: A few years back when I built this machine, I thought I had tons of space.[lordargent.com image 850x428]But nope[lordargent.com image 827x705]// I've done some repartitioning as well, but the takeaway is, look at how much longer the bars are in general.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: always back up your research!!Watched a guy try to fight his way into a burning building to try to save his research.
Lego_Addict: No reason why you can't have a backup these days. A 32GB drive the size of my thumbnail costs under $30 these days. In most cases, that's more than enough for documents.
Gone to Plaid: lordargent: A few years back when I built this machine, I thought I had tons of space.[lordargent.com image 850x428]But nope[lordargent.com image 827x705]// I've done some repartitioning as well, but the takeaway is, look at how much longer the bars are in general./dev/sda6/dumpIf that's your porn stash, you are one sick bastard...NTTAWWT/most used partition//vague description///must be porn
AniX: About a month or two again, my friend knocked my external hard drive off the desk and onto the floor. On it was every academic work I had written, every picture I downloaded, every song I have, every half-assed writing project I began.I had to switch to my back-up hard drive, which was about from November. I felt like a complete idiot for having not done backed up for over 3 months. It was inexcusable on my part.This person would be an idiot if the research was only backed up a year ago. This person deserves everything that happens if you don't think "I should save this in another place" once in five years, especially as a grad student. I get nervous when I don't save a file onto my laptop and my hard drive immediately if it is important.
meyerkev: DropboxGithubFarking DropboxSkydriveGoogle DocsA TB backup drive.Hell, if it's THAT important, AWS S3./Or my personal favorite, A local git repo contained in a dropbox. Perfect backup across multiple machines coupled with local revision history so you can blow away 6 hours of fail in 3 seconds.
The One True TheDavid: I'm glad I have no data worth backing up. And what data I do have is on other people's servers, like Drew's, Google or Livejournal. (Yes I do LJ occasionally; in the unlikely event anybody wants the URL, EIP.)There's nothing on this laptop that's worth a penny to me beyond the hardware itself, and that's only because the laptop was a gift I spent about $150 adding a hard drive and more RAM to. Since I don't do kiddie porn or plot terrorist attacks I can always use a better library machine with more bandwidth for free.That said, I wish I'd kept more than one copy of my "Juvenalia" folder and/or that I'd taken the trouble to scan or copy that and post it to the Net: an ex-GF's father through out all the poetry of my youth in 1997. (Yes, I used to write poetry, that of course mostly sucked.)
lordargent: That's a lot of data for an individual, but not for a group/business.What some of these online storage places do is have you send them a disk containing the data for the initial load. Then you only have to do diffs over the network.BUT, 10 TB of data means you would be sending them a shiatload of disks (5x2TB disks at about $100-$150 per disk).// OTOH, one of the servers I'm working with has 100TB of disk space on it. I don't even want to know what the backup plan for that thing looks like.
Banned on the Run: I submitted this with a better headline, but it had the [DUMBASS] tag./also, isn't the fact that she's still working on her doctorate 5 yrs in a sign that she's not the sharpest knife in the drawer
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