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Some SD Backups not showing up

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Let's keep this thread friendly and let's not assume what someone else is replying. Remember, we are here to help one another.

Thanks.
 
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Sorry,
I didn't realize Jake needed a supporting post.
Normally that would be done with either +1 or just a few words.
I just didn't want this thread heading off on a tangent.
As Arnie says, No Problemo!

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And my intentions were to help you, given that you are having issues with seeing those 2 partitions on the 8 TB drive.
 
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Don't worry about your head - I'm harmless.
That's comforting!

Since I paid for DriveDX, I'm going to run that first to see what it says.
Besides the two backups which I can do without, the other two volumes have file and folder backups from old IDE drives that I was consolidating.
I still have the old IDE drives, but since it took a while with various adapters to get files off those drives, I will see if I can back up that info before I erase and reformat.

I never did feel really comfortable using such a large drive since an awful lot of data can get lost if it crashes and there is no other backup.
But I just couldn't resist the price at the time.
Understand. And I feel the same way about "gigantic" drives.

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Let's keep this thread friendly and let's not assume what someone else is replying. Remember, we are here to help one another.

Thanks.
Yes, exactly. My posts are mainly done to provide information, assistance, etc. As one of my sayings goes, "Go along, and we'll get along".
 

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As neither an Admin nor Moderator, I am in no position to interfere; but may I make a suggestion?

When you reply to a specific post, it would avoid frustration or misunderstanding if you either "Reply With Quote" thereby tying the posts together; or address the recipient as @abc or @ xyz. Either method links your post to theirs.

Just a thought:)

Ian
 

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As neither an Admin nor Moderator, I am in no position to interfere; but may I make a suggestion?

When you reply to a specific post, it would avoid frustration or misunderstanding if you either "Reply With Quote" thereby tying the posts together; or address the recipient as @abc or @ xyz. Either method links your post to theirs.

Just a thought:)

Ian
I agree, but honestone33 actually did that - I was just getting a bit annoyed that all it was, was a repeat of Jake's reply, neither one of which helped to address my issue.

I often see threads here going totall way off the original topic and I wanted to prevent that.
 
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I often see threads here going totall way off the original topic and I wanted to prevent that.
I posted not to take us off track but to correct what I thought was a misunderstanding that could lead to some incorrect actions. And now this thread has gone off track talking about going off track. :holdon

Good luck with the drive. The big drives I have (6GB) I keep in one partition. I don't want to be lulled into a false security by thinking I have 3 2GB drives. And it simplifies making backups to have just one partition to backup to a second location.
 
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As neither an Admin nor Moderator, I am in no position to interfere; but may I make a suggestion?

When you reply to a specific post, it would avoid frustration or misunderstanding if you either "Reply With Quote" thereby tying the posts together; or address the recipient as @abc or @ xyz. Either method links your post to theirs.

Just a thought:)

Ian
But I do that most of the time. In fact, I just did it with yours!
 
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I agree, but honestone33 actually did that - I was just getting a bit annoyed that all it was, was a repeat of Jake's reply, neither one of which helped to address my issue.

I often see threads here going totall way off the original topic and I wanted to prevent that.
It somewhat addressed the issue, as you were having problems with seeing those 2 partitions. Thus, I was not taking this thread of the original topic, which is "Some SD backups not showing up". As it is, I also use SuperDuper! for my backups to external devices, and I have never had this issue.

Oh, and for IWT, I did quote the post made by krs here.
 
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I posted not to take us off track but to correct what I thought was a misunderstanding that could lead to some incorrect actions. And now this thread has gone off track talking about going off track. :holdon
I didn't mean your specific post - I was thinking of possible posts picking up on yours and going off on a tangent.
And it's not so much the posts going off on a tangent, but that one sometimes can't find again what one is looking for because the post with that information is buried in an unrelated thread.
Yeah, I know - use the search function - but if one doesn't enter the exact search terms, the information won't be found using the forum search.
 
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I didn't mean your specific post - I was thinking of possible posts picking up on yours and going off on a tangent.
And it's not so much the posts going off on a tangent, but that one sometimes can't find again what one is looking for because the post with that information is buried in an unrelated thread.
Yeah, I know - use the search function - but if one doesn't enter the exact search terms, the information won't be found using the forum search.
But in this case, it was not buried in an unrelated thread. I quoted MacInWin exactly, and it is clear what he and I were referring to.
 

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Just a general comment here that's not directed at anyone in particular: We seem to be swerving off-topic again. This time the discussion seems to be how the thread got off-topic. Let's try to get back onto the original problem.

We could start a new thread but I'd like to avoid that if possible. That runs the risk of relevant questions/responses getting lost in the shuffle.
 
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The thread problem is solved. The drive is faulty. See post #16. One can say the thread veered off course, but actually it has continued past the end of the problem.
 
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Just a general comment here that's not directed at anyone in particular: We seem to be swerving off-topic again. This time the discussion seems to be how the thread got off-topic. Let's try to get back onto the original problem.

We could start a new thread but I'd like to avoid that if possible. That runs the risk of relevant questions/responses getting lost in the shuffle.
Could not agree more!
 

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The thread problem is solved. The drive is faulty. See post #16. One can say the thread veered off course, but actually it has continued past the end of the problem.
I'm not sure how you come to that conclusion.
This could have been a problem with the USB cable or even the USB connector on the Mac or the drive or the Mac USB 3.0 port that stopped recognizing the drive.
But you're right - after installing some special drivers and running DriveDX, it came up with this:

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I'm not sure how you come to that conclusion.
This could have been a problem with the USB cable or even the USB connector on the Mac or the drive or the Mac USB 3.0 port that stopped recognizing the drive.
But you're right - after installing some special drivers and running DriveDX, it came up with this:
Ummm, well, I got it from your own words in post #16:
I'm now finding out that there is something wrong with the 8 TB external.
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So...the 8 TB drive has some sort of problem.
Now, it could have been a cable or connector, but you announced it was the drive. And I took it as you wrote it.
 
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Ummm, well, I got it from your own words in post #16: Now, it could have been a cable or connector, but you announced it was the drive. And I took it as you wrote it.
Could not agree more.
 
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