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I like to do backups where I am completely in control, so I don't think that the standard model for backups would work. That said, I want to have copies of the latest files that I have updated or downloaded saved somewhere in case disaster strikes by my hard drive crashing or getting hit with ransomware.
My idea of this backup application would be something that runs in the background and keeps track of any new files that are created, or of existing files that have been modified, and keeps a list, so that when I am ready to run a backup, it gives me a ListControl with checkboxes that allows the user to select/deselect, and then simply copies the checked files to some backup repository, perhaps with the existing directory structure. Of course, setting up which directories to look for would allow for the Windows directory, etc. to be skipped.
So what this would mean is that I'd have an external drive with a bunch of directories that include all the files that had been tagged and copied over from all the backup executions. Whenever I would do a complete backup (i.e., on my own), i would be able to delete this, but if disaster were to strike between then, at least I would have copies somewhere such that I could piece together that and a standard backup and not lose anything.
It seems to me that with ransomware, the key is to have the backups not connected to the system, as anything that is connected would get encrypted - and so this ideal backup application would allow for backups to be done to a given directory that would not have the other files.
I don't know - maybe I just need to spend a lot of time researching this, but I don't like to just add applications willy-nilly as that tends to screw up the registry or worse, install cr@pware. I figure that I could roll my own in VC#, but I have a hunch that someone has had the same feeling as me about the ideal backup and has already developed this.
My idea of this backup application would be something that runs in the background and keeps track of any new files that are created, or of existing files that have been modified, and keeps a list, so that when I am ready to run a backup, it gives me a ListControl with checkboxes that allows the user to select/deselect, and then simply copies the checked files to some backup repository, perhaps with the existing directory structure.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
YES! I have been noticing too many websites that do this. Similar to this are websites that load but then put a login dialog on top. A lot of news websites used to do this before Trump got into office (I guess they figure that if it is important for conventional news organizations to get the word out, they shouldn't be denying access to the casual (or cheap in my case ) visitor. BTW, I have figured out that the way to avoid this dialog to time hitting the stop tool button just right so that the page loads but not the dialog; I was getting really good at doing this against the Washington Post & Los Angeles Times before they removed it.
I'm turning 30 this year, time to act my age.
So, I'm leaving on an elderly cruise in Germany tomorrow
Vacation with my parents and grandparents.
We did this last year as well, because it's the only way to get my grandpa to come on a vacation (he likes boats) and my grandma wants to go on a vacation, but she doesn't want to leave grandpa at home alone anymore.
And last year was a tremendous success!
Before we went my grandparents were like "we're too old for this and this will be our last vacation", but since we came back it's all they've been talking about and they couldn't wait to go again this year
My grandma and me have always been travelling buddies ever since I was little, so it wouldn't feel right to not go with her now.
The youngest person on the ship after me will be twice my age, but the three meals a day are good so whatever
Bingo, Yahtzee, bus trip excursions, here I come!
Enjoy every single moment!
My big "5" is coming dangerously close... Will celeb in Vegas in a few years. At the WSOP. I already won way more than the the buy-in in my poker-career, so the money is there, and on my 50th I will just go to the counter, slap the money on the table and tell 'em "count me in!"
Yeah... my big showdown
Enjoy your trip - at least every 10 years a big one has to be! Good thing and happy birthday
Sounds like fun! I took my first cruise (western Caribbean) a little over two months ago. It was by far the most relaxing week I've had in years...due to the sweet fact that I didn't receive one email, text message, or even a phone call for almost a week!
Enjoy yourself and enjoy the company of your family! Bon voyage!