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Finding backups of files to destroy

Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:54 pm

How do you do this? I've tried deleting files of the same size, files from a similar number series, etc.

What's the way to find out what is a backup of a given file?
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:07 pm

There are no backups. Just delete the file. :)
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:30 pm

Stewsburntmonkey wrote:There are no backups. Just delete the file. :)


Unfortunately that's not what the game thinks. I delete the file and then send off the email saying it's done, and get a response saying 'according to our sorces, you did not remove all copies'.
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Postby FrostShard » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:36 pm

Are you using any mods? I've never heard of that happening in the normal version. :? Other than that, just check the filename and make sure that it's what you're deleting.
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:47 pm

FrostShard wrote:Are you using any mods? I've never heard of that happening in the normal version. :? Other than that, just check the filename and make sure that it's what you're deleting.


Just one right now - the onlink mod from here: http://onlink-mod.net/download.php

I've not had problems so far, and have actually completed other delete/destroy files missions. This one just has me stumped and I don't know how to go about it.
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Postby Quantum Particle » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:50 pm

Onlink has its own forums. Search for 'backups' there.

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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:54 pm

Quantum Particle wrote:Onlink has its own forums. Search for 'backups' there.

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Damn I'm oblivious today. Thanks - no need for name calling, btw :P Everyone has their stoopid days.
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Postby Quantum Particle » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:04 pm

Sorry, I've been having a bad day; probably overreacted.
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:09 pm

Quantum Particle wrote:Sorry, I've been having a bad day; probably overreacted.


No worries - besides it's kinda cool to find out that there actually ARE backups to delete! :]
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:15 pm

Well only with Onlink. . .
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:19 pm

Stewsburntmonkey wrote:Well only with Onlink. . .


This is true, but it was an item I felt was kinda silly being missing out of the non-modded game.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:56 pm

Well in real life backup are generally kept on tape or harddrives not connected to the Internet so a hacker couldn't really delete them anyway (unless he physically destroyed them). :)
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:01 pm

Stewsburntmonkey wrote:Well in real life backup are generally kept on tape or harddrives not connected to the Internet so a hacker couldn't really delete them anyway (unless he physically destroyed them). :)


You'd be surprised :] My work has facilities that are on the net that we use for backups from across the country - disaster recovery contingencies. Granted you'd have to whack through some pretty heavy network protection but they are still out there, and are passed from one location to another via the net.

Tape though, yeah you'd have to somehow get to the vault facility to really destroy ALL of the backups.
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:29 pm

Many facilities do short/medium term backups on net servers as it really is the most economical/practical way. But generally they do long term backups as well (well at least larger companies) which are generally on tape or isolated backup drives. :)
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Postby tigerknight » Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:34 pm

Stewsburntmonkey wrote:Many facilities do short/medium term backups on net servers as it really is the most economical/practical way. But generally they do long term backups as well (well at least larger companies) which are generally on tape or isolated backup drives. :)


Yup. Things on disk for us stay a maximum of 15 days (at a stretch, default is 7), and tape can go upwards of a few years, though the default is 5 weeks.

I've shuffled more data around this damn facility than you could possibly imagine :shock:

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