Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Do crashed computers dream of electric band-aides?

Well, the G5 at work is slowly getting better. It seems I only lost a few files and nothing devistatingly critical, but I did re-install a lot of my software today as things were not working 'quite right'. I think I've reasoned out why I hadn't kept my backups more current. For many years, I have worked in a work flow where all live files resided on a central file server which was backed up incrementally nightly. The G5 I now use at the office was running great and I simply slipped into complacency. I certainly have learned some kind of a lesson here: PLEASE back up your critical files if not your entire system as often as you can! Do it for yourself and your sanity.

1 Comments:

Blogger cliff said...

I strongly recommend a firewire drive and Carbon Copy Cloner. It works flawlessly to create a bootable backup. Once you've backed up the entire system, you can back up your document files for a while, until you've made some system or application changes, then use CCC again.

January 31, 2006 11:54 PM  

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