The next time the copy process asked me if'd like to overwrite the existing files, I said yes, but nothing happened. So I tried clicking the pause button next to the dysfunctional cancel button. Doesn't do anything either, despite turning grey, it seems. Consequently, I had to go for a fourth restore attempt. That one's still going. Fingers crossed. I'll let you know once it finishes.
Btw, I never say to skip files already in place, because I have no idea if the previous copy process, that was interrupted, didn't stop mid-file. Maybe one really important file got only copied half way? No idea. Nothing tells me, I'd have to verify myself. No rollback in the copy process or the restore process. So I always overwrite all files again, just to be sure.
Asking is fine, but why doesn't it copy other files in the meantime?
Next, I realized that the PC went into standby. Not sure if this happened because the copy process stopped or if it went into standby despite the copy process. So I ghanged the settings not to go into standby. Just to be sure it won't interrupt. A notice telling me how the restore relates to standby would've been handy.
The restore process copies the files over like a normal file copy. Consequently, it asks you what to do, when it finds files which are already at the place where you restore files to. They're from the previous, interrupted restore attempt. No way to tell the program ahead to just replace them. You have to wait. In my case, several hours into the process estimated to take 23hrs, it stopped until I said to overwrite them.
I wanted to cancel the restor, because it was from a network location and was very slow. I wanted to attach the hard disk via USB to the PC, but the backup folder wasn't recognized. That is because for network locations you can select the folder, but for USB-connected drives, the folder is hard-coded. You cannot change it. And I didn't want to accidentally mess up the backup by moving the files on the hard drive around. So back to recovery over the network.
I recently learned a few things about Window's backup program File History, I wish I wouldn't have learned.
For starters, when restoring files, it shows a copy dialog with a little cross in the top right corner. It indeed stops the restore process, but for me it stalled and wouldn't allow me to close the window anymore. After a long reboot, I couldn't open the File History settings anymore, until I researched the problem and deleted the config files.
The day has arrived. I can finally present you all my new project.
Inspired by NewPipe, Nitter, Invidious or Bibliogram, here comes Lingva, an alternative Front-end for Google Translate.
It's a completely Free and Open Source project, so you can host your own instance. The directions are on the project's README.
You can also make any kind of contribution. Feel free to Pull Request.
Gestern Abend wurde der #twitch-Stream der #revision aus mir unbekanntem Grund gesperrt. Die revision ist, stark vereinfacht, die Oster-Party der Demoszene auf der Grafik- und Sound-Demos vorgestellt werden. Die Demoszene ist sogar UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. Glücklicherweise hat das VOC des #CCC innerhalb von 20 Minuten das Streaming übernommen. Mal wieder ein Beispiel für die Notwendigkeit eines vielfältigen, bunten, dezentralen Internets. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26684868 #freerevision
Signal scheint seinen Server-Quellcode aufgegeben zu haben https://gnulinux.ch/signal-scheint-server-quellcode-aufgegeben-zu-haben
Software Security - CCC - Cooking
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