REPAIR DISK HELP PLEASE

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  1. JGW310

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    Jul 19, 2012 at 3:02 PM #1
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    Hey there

    So I have found out the hard way that time machine is a piece of s*** and now I need to repair another one of my disks that it decided to take down with the backup drive. The problem is that this disk has EVERYTHING on it thati need. I am tempted to download Diskwarrior because it apparently is very effective, but I read that on hackintoshes it could screw up your boot drive.

    So, does anyone know of a disk utility more powerful than apples own that would help me get my files off of this drive?
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM #2
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    A linux Live cd and an external drive should do the trick. Just to copy the files off right?
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM #3
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    Yeah cuz I will just repartition the drive once I get the files off, then I will put them back on. How do I copy the files off with a Linux live cd and an external drive?
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 3:42 PM #4
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    Boot it up and drag and drop
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM #5
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    :banghead: lol

    Is this the software?
    http://www.knoppix.com/

    EDIT: I found it :) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

    thanks for your help!! I will report back with if it works or not

    Is there a different program (other than time machine) to use to backup my drives that WORKS well?
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM #6
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    I don't back up anything, so I don't know :lol:
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM #7
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    I do not understand your issue with Time Machine. I have used it with success recovering files and reconstructing boot drives.

    However I also try to keep a clone copy of system partitions so I can jump to that if/when necessary. There are two shareware cloning apps that are good; Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper!.

    Also, you can spin off disk images (that are compressed) that can be restored using Disk Utility.

    And for even more safety you can easily set up a LINUX file server and keep backups of any important data there.

    neil
     
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    lol thanks for your help everybody

    I ended up just telling disk utility to mount the drives (it did lol) and I copied my files off of there to a different drive and then repartitioned

    solved! This is about the 4th time I have tried using time machine and all 4 times it has screwed stuff up, idk why either :(

    Whatever I will just use another one of my 2tb drives and just manually copy stuff to it as a backup

    thanks again!
     
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    Jul 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM #9
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