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msilverstar

in a state of semi-restoration

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Apr. 1st, 2008 | 12:48 am
mood: grumpy

So. My hard drive was dead, deceased, no longer of this world. Possibly backing up my Mail folder sent the drive controller over the edge, argh. This is the kind of dead from which gobs of money does not restore ones data, so I chose not to spend gobs of money. At least the apple tech guy installed the replacement, which is 30 GB bigger than my old one. Anyway: Incremental backups are your friend.

And now I'm embarking on a voyage of discovery, and learning, just what did I back up and when? I did get my Firefox preferences as of early February, and I think I have most of my email, but XJournal seems to have lost track of me and yikes, it's going to be a pain to even figure out what I'm missing :-(

Note to self and Mac-using friends: do not forget to back up the Library folder, as it has really useful stuff like preferences and keychains, as well as the aforementioned Mail folder.

Please, everyone, back up early and often!

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tweedle_

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from: tweedle_
date: Apr. 1st, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
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Oh dear, poor you. That is the pits. My backup regime is one of copying and pasting. As a Windows user it is worthwhile backing up your favourites folder or you'll find all you lovely bookmarks have gone missing when you rebuild. Heh. Once (long ago) rebuild laptop for bloke and when he got it back he complained that the recycle bin was empty. I went, 'yyyyes?' He explained that he put things in it that he mihgt change his mind about and take out later. Was not a lot I could do at that point. :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 1st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it could definitely be worse. But I resolve to do better!

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et tu, froote?

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from: berreh
date: Apr. 1st, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Aw, crap. :( Well, you probably backed up more often than most people.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 1st, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
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That is a vaguely comforting thought: the hole I am in could have been much deeper.

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Roesheen

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from: roesheen
date: Apr. 1st, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
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*crosses finger* here's hoping things get fixed and aren't too stressful.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
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Thanks, I'm trying not to freak out about lost email...

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foxrafer

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from: foxrafer
date: Apr. 3rd, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
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Oh man. I feel your pain. I'm so sorry.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm slowly rebuilding my stuff.

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