xtali

Back up your stuff online!

I ****ed up.

Badly.

I didnt back my stuff up online.

This is my lesson I guess, my house was struck by lightning a few days ago and that is why I havent been up on discord for a while.

Take this lesson from me. I just lost a good 200 hours of progress from this summer.

As for the stuff I lost, I only have a few screenshots, but there was a lot more, I mean A LOT MORE.

Around 3 vehicles lost with various degrees of progress, like the Arado, Jagdpanther, M4A3, all gone.

Around 5 statics like the remagen bridge that was only missing the railing, pathway under it and the towers, a church very far in progress as well,countless details on village layout (like all 150 buildings of Remagen and Erple marked and ID'd) and of the battle (I had researched nearly every unit involved in the battle for appropriate wears and gear (down to the uniforms and experimental weapons).

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(tracks not made by me, just placeholder, this is also a low poly model)

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(flak 36 or the 88 as many call it)

 

But I did learn a lot doing all of it, Im not going to quit, no way, its just gonna be a while till I get a new PC that can handel Squad and all the modeling software, hey at least I can focus on collage now hahaha.

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Yup, I got some bad tinnitus from it too, like a granade exploding in the same room, next few weeks are going to tell if its permanent.

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use a data recovery application to see if you can recover any of the files.

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4 minutes ago, Spectral said:

use a data recovery application to see if you can recover any of the files.

Yea, will definitely look in to it, the PC is in the shop but its not looking good as it went from the telephone cable to the modem and then trough both the electricity and the ethernet cable, so it most likely did hit the motherboard, but I was told that the HDD's might just have burned connections, any which way Im going to try a professional data recoverer if they are a reasonable price. If not, well I did learn a lot, should only take me a 100 hours this time.

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1 minute ago, FishMan said:

Probably I should backup my porn collection...

Oh Gina Gerson, I will miss you, all 100gb of you.

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wrong pornstar

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Your HD  might not be fried, try taking it out and see on another PC. Sure it's not the motherboard or other components. Very rare for HD to trash from lighting strike?

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Its kinda unlikely that its impossible to recover data from the HDD.

There are stores and services that can achieve wonders when it comes to restoring data.

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that sux dude, hope you recover quickly.

 

i just backup locally to an external HDD. a HDD sitting on the shelf is pretty bulletproof for security. also, i don't trust online "cloud" services like that and would never trust any data that i considered valuable to them, after all they could also be broken just as easily as a home PC, and you Need  internet connectivity to access them!

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This happened at my house a couple years ago,, it took out my PC, the wife's PC, cable modem, and the DVR.  I had them all of surge protectors but it didnt help. I have everything on a UPS and so far its all good. I also bought another cheap HD and I constantly back up all my 3d models on it. I know the feeling and when it happened to me I wanted to cry. 

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13 hours ago, Smee said:

Your HD  might not be fried, try taking it out and see on another PC. Sure it's not the motherboard or other components. Very rare for HD to trash from lighting strike?

This, most likely only the power supply and maybe the motherboard, graphics card and cpu are toast.

 

But most of the time its only the power supply, in really rare cases the HDD´s get destroyed but I think there is hope for you my friend!

 

@xtali if you have any questions about it just send me a pm I can try to help you.

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A sata cable is a tiny wire gauge. There's a chance the cable burnt up before it blew up your HD. Good luck.

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