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3D-vice
Germany

Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:27 am

Guys, I am sooooo happy! :D

I've helped my dad cleaning up the attic of my parents' house and I could not believe my eyes when I found this:
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This is my old floppy disk box thought lost.

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These are the most important discs.

There are a lot of classic games in there, but the most important discs are the ones shown above: My save discs! I really hope that there's still data available on those. They contain all of my graphics and sound works from back then. I am so happy to have re-discovered my old floppy discs.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 am

CONGRATS!

Man I wish I'd made backups of my saves on my A2000 last year, or whenever that drive got screwed up (by me). Very happy for you!

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dddaaannn

Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:15 am

That's amazing! Recovering your own data disks is one of the top miracles of this hobby. Very happy for you. Thanks for sharing!

— Dan

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rpiguy9907

Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:17 am

German levels of organization on display right there!

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dalek

Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:16 pm

Wow they look cool!

I bet you were pining for a HDD back in the day like I was ;)

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bwldrbst

Posted Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:40 pm

I've got a few of my old data disks (and some belonging to other people that I've picked up over the years). I wish I'd been better at backing up my stuff (mainly Blitz Basic code and DPaint pics) after I got an A1200 with a HD.

One day I decided to try out a BSD on a spare partition but, stupidly, didn't back everything up before installing it. During the install I typed in the the disk name instead of the partition name (like /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda2). The Amiga OS partition still booted but pretty much everything was corrupted.

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A1-X1000
Toronto, Canada
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Posted Fri May 01, 2020 8:47 pm

ah LOVE IT when this stuff happens <3 still remember the joy when I found my original C64 with box and manuals in my parents basement after 25 years of thinking I lent it to a friend and they never returned it lol

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3D-vice
Germany

Posted Sat May 02, 2020 4:43 am

bwldrbst wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:40 pm
I've got a few of my old data disks (and some belonging to other people that I've picked up over the years). I wish I'd been better at backing up my stuff (mainly Blitz Basic code and DPaint pics) after I got an A1200 with a HD.

One day I decided to try out a BSD on a spare partition but, stupidly, didn't back everything up before installing it. During the install I typed in the the disk name instead of the partition name (like /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda2). The Amiga OS partition still booted but pretty much everything was corrupted.
Uh ouch, I'm sorry to hear that.

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CptSparky

Posted Sat May 02, 2020 5:05 am

bwldrbst wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:40 pm
I've got a few of my old data disks (and some belonging to other people that I've picked up over the years). I wish I'd been better at backing up my stuff (mainly Blitz Basic code and DPaint pics) after I got an A1200 with a HD.

One day I decided to try out a BSD on a spare partition but, stupidly, didn't back everything up before installing it. During the install I typed in the the disk name instead of the partition name (like /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda2). The Amiga OS partition still booted but pretty much everything was corrupted.
Do you mean you installed BSD on your Amiga 1200? May I ask which year that was and if some BSD versions would still run today? A little googling only gave me about the time of 2005.

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3D-vice
Germany

Posted Sat May 02, 2020 1:26 pm

Hey guys!

Let me thank you at first for all of your awesome comments. :lol: <3 :D

I'd be happy to get some advice: I want to see what is (left) on my Save Disks of course. I really hope that I'll re-discover my old Amiga graphic works, as the ones from my C64 which I found a while ago. Luckily, I have a few of my old Amiga Lightwave renderings saved and found a while back...

I am quite unsure if I should just slot those disks into my Amiga 500 floppy drive and see if they are still readable. I also have my KryoFlux device at hand, which I intend to use to backup my old works onto some modern device for long-term preservation. Maybe I should start with this one?

I'd be really happy if one of you gals and guys have a recommendation for me.

Thanks in advance and cheers,
Marc





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