Solved what if computing.net crashes and shuts down :(

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December 18, 2015 at 20:53:46
Specs: Peppermint 5, 1.5ghz cpu, 3.5gb ram, 1366x768 display
Years ago, ive been in another forum site for 3 month and then all my answer deleted, all my posts deleted, overall my account deleted. I swear I didnt post anything abusive. I complained, as also many others did. Then after a month or so they posted in their homepage that they had a serious hard drive crash and accounts deleted, sorry, join again.
I mean, seriously? I thought it was gonna store information for ages! I immediately abandoned the site (sorry i forgot the name - i also deleted the bookmark, and no sign of history too as i switched to linux - Peppermint 5 on April 2015).
I looked for an alternative, there were many suggestions, but I went by the sayings by my cousin who said she loved this site and helped her a lot, although she did never sign up here.
I joined computing.net, started posting, met people, expert people, derek, razor, johnw, ijack, rainbawz, fingers, william, and everyone whom i missed. I love this place and hope information posted on this site will remain for ages.
But sorry, what if (god forbid) anything like hard drive crash happens here too? Will everything just, wash away? Or theres a backup running per schedule time? I dont really want anything to be lost from here, seriously, posts given here are very informative and useful for every computer geek. Even if moderator has to answer this, please answer this. For the rest - what would happen if a crash happens and gets everything deleted? How would you feel? Dont you wanna know too about any security measures taken fron hackers and hard drive crashes?

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December 19, 2015 at 18:02:40
Hi jaysarma987,

Computing.Net has many levels of backups. A simple hard drive crash shouldn't even result in any noticeable change in service at at all. Beyond that, for more serious crashes, there are a few layers off off-site backup. I don't want to go into particulars, but, suffice it to say, quite a few measures have been taken to ensure the long-term functionality of Computing.Net. After all, the site has been around for over 20 years and hasn't had any unintended data loss yet.

Thanks!
Justin



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December 18, 2015 at 22:01:12
what if (god forbid) anything like hard drive crash happens here too?

I won't worry about it for two reasons: Reason 1: I am pretty sure Computing.net Data is never stored just in one hard drive. Reason 2: I am also pretty sure Computing.net has a disaster recovery plan instituted in place which have helped them recover in a short time when one server went down and another sprung into action on more than one occasion over the years.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#2
December 19, 2015 at 03:38:39
yeah, maybe. but im still worried

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December 19, 2015 at 04:09:53
What are you worried about? Go HERE to learn more about Computing.net well-prepared parents.

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#4
December 19, 2015 at 04:54:22
Life will go on regardless.

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#5
December 19, 2015 at 11:43:01
You could always print out your posts and put them in a notebook for reference. People put too much faith in electronic devices anyhow.

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#6
December 19, 2015 at 12:46:49
That's a waste of paper. Just memorize them.

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#7
December 19, 2015 at 18:02:40
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Hi jaysarma987,

Computing.Net has many levels of backups. A simple hard drive crash shouldn't even result in any noticeable change in service at at all. Beyond that, for more serious crashes, there are a few layers off off-site backup. I don't want to go into particulars, but, suffice it to say, quite a few measures have been taken to ensure the long-term functionality of Computing.Net. After all, the site has been around for over 20 years and hasn't had any unintended data loss yet.

Thanks!
Justin


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#8
December 19, 2015 at 23:08:57
having the famous Justin Weber himself answering in my post, I don't think I should worry about that anymore. Thank you justin :) Jay here, I'm a great fan of yours. Only people like you are capable of maintaining this gigantic but awesome website so precisely :) I respect your works too, its been a great honour to get your reply.

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#9
December 20, 2015 at 17:21:19
jaysarma987,

Thanks for your kind words, but I wouldn't call myself famous! I'm just glad I could answer your question :)

Thanks!
Justin


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