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Re: I backup my files:

by merlyn (Sage)
on Jun 11, 2007 at 04:52 UTC ( #620410=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I backup my files:

Daily, and I just had my most recent "thank the maker" experience from that.

Thursday, I had backed up my laptop at 9am, to a bootable clone, as I do daily, every day that I'm home.

At noon, I rebooted my machine to finish the installation of something that wanted a reboot (rare on OSX, but it happens).

The reboot failed. Two hours later, with all the various attempts at fsck's and safe boot, it still wouldn't boot.

So, I booted from my external clone, and it came up (albeit slowly). After a two-hour "clone the external back into the internal" sequence, my internal is rebootable again. Yeah.

Thank the maker. I lost a couple of podcast masters that I had created in the meanwhile, but far better than losing months of work.

ALWAYS MAKE BACKUPS. DAILY.


Comment on Re: I backup my files:
Re^2: I backup my files:
by JSchmitz (Canon) on Jun 14, 2007 at 00:08 UTC
    Don't you have a .mac acct? I back up everything to iDisk and you can always buy more space.

    Cheers!

    Jeffery

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