11 April 2009

SoFoBoMo at risk

Woe is me. My computer crashed and the hard disk is toast. I stupidly had it configured as RAID 0, not RAID 1 (I hadn't really understood all that stuff) so I don't have a duplicate drive to jump back in and keep going as if nothing had happened, as I thought I would. My latest full external backup of the drive was over four months ago (again, stupid; I should be doing them nightly). I've got the disk down at a data recovery specialist place and they will be able to retrieve it all, but it doesn't sound like they will return me a bootable drive exactly identical to the one that died. I think they're just going to get my files back for me and put them on an external drive. I will have to start fresh with a new install of the OS and reinstall all my software, etc. Very time consuming. Bleeacchh! This is a major setback and might put my entry into SoFoBoMo at risk.

No photos to share today, as I haven't been taking any, since I don't have anywhere to put them to process them and don't want to get too far ahead of myself until the computer is back up and running.

3 comments:

Billie said...

Oh No, Rosie. This is a disaster. So time consuming even if you can regain all your data. Just getting up and running again takes time. I'm sorry but don't give up on SoFoBoMo yet.

Anita Jesse said...

I am so sorry. We all understand what a blow this is, but I hope it doesn't sink your SoFoBoMo project. You have given us all a warning about those pesky backups.

J. Evan Kreider said...

Ouch! Forget nightmares about starting to write a final exam, only to realize you forgot to attend the course. This is Much Worse.

 

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