WEB Devastated

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  1. GotVtec

    GotVtec 8th World Wonder

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    So I had been working on a side-project, that was a web application that was nearing completion and I was gearing up for it's Beta release. I had been developing everything locally on my machine, on a slave drive that contained all of this projects development files and previous versions. A few weeks ago I boot up my computer and the drives is not recognized by my CPU, I reboot and see it in the BiOS, however, I am not able to access the drive. I take the drive to my local CPU doctor, he tells me all of the sectors on the drive went bad. Total loss.

    So, moral of the story, back up your work in more than one spot.

    Luckily I had a lot of the site on a live box, but no where near what I had on the development. I may end up scrapping the project due to the massive amount of lost time.

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  2. Nakon

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    :mb: :mb: all of the sectors on the drive are bad :mb: :mb:

    he just didn't want to take the time to fix it.
     
  3. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    seriously, add the drive to a linux box, if it spins, generally some of the data is recoverable.

    Under most circumstances for ALL the sectors to go bad is BULLSHIT.
     
  4. Necromancer

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    :werd: to the guy being fucking lazy.

    But the yeah, if it's anything import, I mean really important, either have it in a raid config of some sort or back it up. I mean, flash drives are fucking cheap. 50 bucks for 4 gigs, use that as your if all else fails resort.
     
  5. GotVtec

    GotVtec 8th World Wonder

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    Thats the thing, when I attempt to plug it back in as a slave, it takes for ever to recognize its plugged in, then once it does, it won't allow me to browse the directories.

    I took it to a couple of "IT" friends too, they were unable to recover any data or access the files.

    Sucks.
     
  6. MrBrotato

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    You can pay a recovery service to get it, they WILL get the data.
     
  7. GotVtec

    GotVtec 8th World Wonder

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    After I have exhausted every other option, that is probably what I will do.
     
  8. Normie

    Normie The TBW weight loss plan worked for me! OT Supporter

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    if you have access to torrents, look up an application called R-Studio.. Have had great success recovering drives with that software...
     
  9. GotVtec

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    Nope, never trusted them. :ugh:
     
  10. CastorTroy

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    If the drive is spinning, and not making horrid mechanical grinding or clicking, get a copy of GetDataBack for Fat32 or NTFS, whichever format the drive was in. I've used it a dozen times on drives for people, usually it's just a screwed up partition table, file table etc. just causing it to not be able to access the data normally.

    After that, invest in a server or other means to backup frequently :)
     

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