Recovering synced data
josef77 last edited by leocg
I accidentally deleted the synchronization I had on my account how can I recover it?
All the data they had there no longer show up, I really need to recover I have a lot of stuff there.
blackbird71 last edited by
I'm not intending to rub salt into the wound, but this illustrates the ever-present dangers of relying on Sync as a substitute for genuine backups. There simply are too many accidental ways for messing up or deleting sync data, not to mention the possibility of the sync server losing the data in some server/portal crash or 'incident'. The safest backup approach has always been, and remains, to make occasional genuine data backups of critical personal-data browser files (like preferences, bookmarks, sessions, etc) - preferably onto external media. While such backups may at times not be exactly current, with a little effort they can be maintained reasonably close to a current state... and having them available, even if a bit out-of-date, can be a literal life saver when (not if) an "oops" or hardware crash occurs.
caseyschroen last edited by
I also deleted the data sync. After that, I thought it would be a great idea to clear the memory because it was too clogged.
caseyschroen last edited by leocg
I also deleted the data sync. After that, I thought it would be a great idea to clear the memory because it was too clogged. Out of habit, I cleaned up the data and realized that I had not made a single backup to the cloud storage. Of course, I felt like an idiot in this situation. I realized that I urgently needed to find data recovery specialists. My friend sent me a link to a website that offers such services. I hope that they'll enable synchronization for me after restoring the necessary data and help me restore the versions of the files that I deleted last week. What do you think about using cloud storage? How reliable is it to upload personal files there?
blackbird71 last edited by
... What do you think about using cloud storage? How reliable is it to upload personal files there?
A lot of people use (or even rely on) cloud storage for backups; others prefer their own physical backup media. Much depends on the nature of your data, your technical proficiency, and your levels of trust.
It must be understood that the "cloud" is actually a storage drive in a physical server-computer owned by someone somewhere and accessed over the Internet. Backing up to the cloud always involves trusting a 3rd party with your data - either a backup service, a cloud-space provider, or the middlemen involved in the forwarding chain of moving the data into the cloud and recovering it back again. The trust you must extend depends greatly on the nature of your data: is it extremely sensitive (at a personal, commercial, or national level) and how vital to you is it - really?
For many ordinary users, a reputable cloud backup provider is an acceptable backup alternative, provided that the user has reasonably stable Internet access available all the time. Depending on the nature of the data, file encryption/decryption may need to be employed to better protect privacy while moving data to/from or while stored in the cloud.
For users who simply want to keep control of their data or whose data is very sensitive or mission-critical, data files should be backed up physically on a local basis, verified, and media kept safely stored - preferably with a copy in an off-site location (in case of fire/storm damage or theft). Physical storage can range from a USB thumb-drive to a full external hard-drive, depending on the amount of data being backed up.
In the case of browser data like in Opera, there is another possibility for ordinary users. Normally, important browser data consists of customized settings, history, tabs, passwords, sessions, etc. One can simply back up just the browser's user data folders to a separate location on the local drive or an external thumb drive. That provides the ability to easily restore that data should the browser or its regular data folders get hopelessly messed up.
Regardless, a key observation is that backups should be re-made as often as required to keep the backed data from becoming too stale or out-of-date. This is where many users fail... eg, they need data from within the past week, but their most recent backup data is 3 months old.
Ebzy95 last edited by
I just accidentally deleted by sync data too and I've lost so much data
Is there any way to contact Opera and get this back??
MasterTiger3 last edited by
I didn't delete my data I enabled sync on my new computer and then I did it on my old one and it erased my old data and I have no idea what to do.