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    Update 6!

    Status report: Service finished, data recovered, verification recommended

    Technician's notes: After the recovery attempt we were able to access 90% of your disk through a cloning procedure. During the sector-by-sector scanning process it was possible to rebuild the structure of files and directories, encountering partial damage. Random verification of images, videos and documents revealed a damage rate of around 8%. In total, 1.77 TB of data was recovered. We recommend verifying this data online via Remote Desktop.

    Laboratory analysis: Technicians have informed us the data recovery service was successful, nonetheless we require you to verify the data remotely before proceeding to obtain a copy. You may install any programs required for this task in the computer we've put at your disposal. Download the TeamViewer software from its official site www.teamviewer.com and request your access credentials.
    I have just seen this and requested the TeamViewer password, but it's fairly late here so I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning. They did give me a directory listing, and the most important stuff was there. The "diagnosis" is very positive, but let's see what happens after I check the SHA-1 hashes.
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    Update 7. Did TeamViewer, ran checksums. Most of the non-recoverable data was music, games and old software... easily reobtainable given enough time and effort. I'll make the payment next Monday and should finally get everything back a few days later.

    Of course, even after all is said and done, there's still the fact I no longer have my 4 TB disk (and those are extremely expensive now), or anything else close to that capacity. But well, a sorting and cleanup was long overdue. My ultimate goal is to make everything fit in 500 GB or less. May have to cheat a bit here and there to make it, but I'm sure 1 TB at least is definitely possible with zero compromises.
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    Wasnt actually expecting it, glad you got your stuff back! that's pretty damn amazing to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sazzy View Post
    Wasnt actually expecting it
    I appreciate the optimism.

    Let this also be a lesson to you all... there's only two kinds of data: the one you have good backups (plural) of, and the one you effectively don't mind losing. I "knew" this before, but now I know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon
    there's only two kinds of data: the one you have good backups (plural) of, and the one you effectively don't mind losing. I "knew" this before, but now I know it.
    in a spiritual sense, there are also only two kinds of data:

    - spiritually useful - data which speaks of the nature of reality, purpose/meaning of life, God, relationship between Him and other living beings and the like - this kind of data is divinely revealed and eternally useful, regardless of whether you were born in a small village thousands of years ago or in a megalopolis full of modern technological gadgets - ancient, current and future people have the same kind of fundamental problems which are solved with this data - the application of this data in a human society ensures a healthy lifestyle, peaceful and harmonious co-existence with nature and other living beings, where spiritual advancement is the central goal of every individual - this data is being guarded, maintained and distributed by trustworthy world religions throughout ages and may be termed 'spiritual science'

    - spiritually useless - ~99.9% of the data that we use or backup - if this is lost, it is certainly annoying and costly but not particularly important in the greater scheme of things - this means backups may be done, but no need to obsess about them - in our current societies there is an over-reliance on this kind of data, which is proving to be detrimental to human health, the environment and the health of other living beings, where material advancement (sense gratification) is the central goal of practically every individual - this happens when the so-called 'material science' (based on fallible human research, consisting of assumptions and theories, bottom-up approach) takes over the primary role of shaping human societies, whereas it ought to be secondary, in line with the aforementioned 'spiritual science' (based on divine revelation, consisting of certainties, top-down approach)


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    Two birds, beautiful of wings, close companions, cling to one common tree: of the two one eats the sweet fruit of that tree; the other eats not but watches his companion. The self is the bird that sits immersed on the common tree; but because he is not lord he is bewildered and has sorrow. But when he sees that other who is the Lord and the beloved, he knows that all is His greatness and his sorrow passes away from him...

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    Well, as of some hours ago, I have a new entry in my problem list: a pipe in my water heater snapped, flooding the entire kitchen. I was able to cut off the water flow after having a free shower... took me two hours to dry and clean the whole mess. Currently getting by until I can find a plumber tomorrow.
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    Holy crap, when will this bad luck end?
    I guess you're lucky to have been home at the time to react to it. And that it snapped in a place you noticed. But still, damn man! Sorry to hear that :( Water issues especially are awful. Hope you're keeping warm.
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    You're right, I don't even want to imagine what would have happened if I hadn't been home. Thankfully I was able to react quickly despite the shock of the situation, and water damage was minimal.

    I just trust things will get better eventually... in the meantime, let's deal with one thing at a time.
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    I like your attitude ^-^
    We'll get there eventually
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    I finally have my data back Now I only need to checksum it, reobtain the files that fail the hash check, organize everything, delete the fluff, and last but not least, learn from this experience and make a full backup or two of everything. There is a 30 day warranty period.
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    So did you get all your data back?
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    OMG I just realized HorribleSubs shut down!
    What group should I look for now, for english translated anime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoco View Post
    So did you get all your data back?
    For the most part. Everything is there, but around 10% of files are partially or completely damaged. I have to use a SHA-1 hash list to identify what's good and what's not, deal with the latter, somehow attempt to validate a small set of files that didn't have hashes, then decide how I'm going to sort everything from here onwards (right now it's on five different disks of 500 GB each).

    It's sort of bittersweet since not all damaged files may be recoverable, my former 4 TB disk is broken and out of warranty, and despite help from my family, this was a significant financial setback... but much, much better than losing everything. Not to mention, a lesson learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoco View Post
    OMG I just realized HorribleSubs shut down!
    The fact it took you months to notice this should speak for itself

    For stuff that has finished airing, I just go to AnimeTosho and pick any fansub that seems reputable and hasn't dropped the series halfway through. For new seasons, I'll choose the same group that did the previous ones for the sake of consistency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    For the most part. Everything is there, but around 10% of files are partially or completely damaged. I have to use a SHA-1 hash list to identify what's good and what's not, deal with the latter, somehow attempt to validate a small set of files that didn't have hashes, then decide how I'm going to sort everything from here onwards (right now it's on five different disks of 500 GB each).

    It's sort of bittersweet since not all damaged files may be recoverable, my former 4 TB disk is broken and out of warranty, and despite help from my family, this was a significant financial setback... but much, much better than losing everything. Not to mention, a lesson learned.
    How much does new 4TB disk cost at your place?


    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    The fact it took you months to notice this should speak for itself

    For stuff that has finished airing, I just go to AnimeTosho and pick any fansub that seems reputable and hasn't dropped the series halfway through. For new seasons, I'll choose the same group that did the previous ones for the sake of consistency.
    I didn't watch any anime in long time, nothing after Attack on Titan S3, so I didn't check their site. But yesterday I decided to look for new AoT episodes and to my BIG surprise I see "goodbye" message! If nyaa goes down as well I'm fu*ked!
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