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kantti From: kantti Date: July 28th, 2005 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Never underestimate the importance of a good backup regime.

(My nearly-completed-years-worth-of-work undergrad dissertation was on my computer, un-backed-up, and my flat got broken into. By some miracle they stole the computer with no data on it, and left the one with the dissertation, essays, and reports on it. Even now, thinking about it makes me shudder.)

kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: July 28th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. It's the volume that gets me at the moment. The "long story" involves the recovery from the damaged HD taking about 36 hours at a time - and one of the new IDE drives I bought only lasting 5 days (time enough for me to recover the lost data onto it and clean it up) before it completely died.

Needless to say - I will be more rigorous - at least for a couple of months.

Now, I must get my "b" copy of the archived data offsite...
kantti From: kantti Date: July 28th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Urgh. What a nuisance.

At work my machine backs itself up onto a server once a day, but it's harder to make that kind of system work at home. I don't have a home computer, so I don't have to worry about it yet. :)
kathbad From: kathbad Date: July 28th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Totally different topic...

Hi there kantti

Bang Bar? 20th August? I am thinking of actually making it - much more likely to happen if I know that there will be people there whom I know!

Just a though.
kantti From: kantti Date: July 28th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Totally different topic...

Ooh, that's a definite possibility. I'll make a note and confer with you closer to the time.
kathbad From: kathbad Date: July 28th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Totally different topic...

25 lies or Lie to me