dave at horsfall.org
Wed Aug 22 01:28:55 UTC 2018
On Tue, 21 Aug 2018, James wrote:
> Time Machine is actually quite easy to use, so there is no excuse to not
> use it. <a smile>
It's saved my bacon a few times; I went overboard and bought a Time
Capsule, and connected its USB port into a passive hub for two printers (I
don't use the AP on it, but might one day).
> Back in the days of Jethro Tull I did teach sys admin for HP. I taught
> do backups and TEST them.
Ah, Jethro Tull... "Thick as a Brick" was their finest. I saw them in
concert some years back, and yes, Ian can still play the flute one-legged,
despite his age...
> A major customer had a disk crash, but no wurries he had a cupboard full
> of backup tapes. Turns out they were all blank! We investigated and
> found they put the completed tapes on the ups transformer while the job
Nothing quite like degaussing your backups as a CLM...
> The customer asked me what to do, my answer annoyed management: Clench
> your dagga between your teeth, climb to the top of the tower, and … jump
> The meandering answer is to say: If your data is very valuable, do NOT
> turn your machine on, pay the (and you’ll find them easily enough)
> recovery experts to do the job. You have no hope of doing it yourself.
And be prepared to pay $$$ as a result, of course, like, how much is your
data worth to you? As it happens, I know someone in that trade, but I
think he retired. Anyway, he's in Australia...
> If it is precious, then as merit badges for cubs and scouts, you just
> earned a unix-guru badge ‘bad experience with rm’.
Something that you never want to see:
# rm * .o
rm: .o: not found
# ls -l
> You can get Tb eg Western Digital Passport 5T for under US$200, do get
> and do use time machine.
Indeed. There Is No Excuse For Not Doing Backups And Testing Them.
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