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Friday would like to remind you all to back up your important data!

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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thewayne
Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
I have to get my backup methodologies re-organized. I had two 3 TB externals for my iMac, which had a 2 TB internal, and two 1 TB externals for our laptops, which had a total of 750g between them. I replaced my laptop, going from a MacBook Air to a Pro, and the drive went from 250g to 500g, which meant the 1 TBs were insufficient. Then I upgraded my iMac (after accidentally toasting the HD) from 2 TB to 4 TB. The 3 TBs are still adequate for it, for now. I bought a 5 TB during one of my stays in Phoenix over the summer, and I think my plan is to get a second 5, ret1re the 1's, and use the 3's for laptops.

The part that I don't like is that since my job officially ended, I'll have to start storing the off-site backups at my wife's observatory.

Could be worse. We got lucky: last week Thursday my wife's laptop died dead. Our two laptops were the same model year, so we went to a repair shop and I had them transplant her HD in to my laptop as she was working and I am not. I thought the problem would be either the power system or the motherboard, turns out it just needed an SMC reset. And conveniently, her employer is buying her a brand-new MacBook Pro with a 500 gig SSD. It is a SCARY fast computer! I hope at some point after I start working again that I'll be replacing my laptop with one.
filkferengi
Oct. 27th, 2016 03:06 am (UTC)
Good luck with the job hunt!
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