Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
the drive went out to Gillware Inc in Madison yesterday 1300 - 1600
buckaroos to get the data off and of course had to buy another drive
to put it on (200) plus 50 to ship the dead one - Lesson: Assume all
hard drives WILL fail.
Develop a very regular back up strategy.
Assume that the backup strategy has more importance and higher
priority than the work itself.
Of course I thought I knew that and had a good strategy.
But my strategy failed for the most recent (important active files)
I attribute the strategy failure to my being more involved in the
work than the backups.
Hear my loud voice - YOUR HARD DRIVES WILL FAIL
Back up often
All the recent electrical storms required many power-downs. Many (too
many) occurred during normally scheduled backups. When I powered up
to get back to work the backup program would tell me that I needed to
readjust things; but "I" had to get right to work figuring that the
next scheduled back up would catch it all up.
Learn from my hard won lessons.