ADMINISTRIVIA: Backup, backup, and backup

A Jasper recently found his laptop “smoked”. And, has no backup.

Wisdom, some wag said, is the ability to learn from other people’s mistakes.

I’ve had two drives, in corporate laptops, die on me. The corporate backup solution didn’t work. The hardware vendor replaced the drive. But I was screwed. I lost stuff I never recovered from. It hurt me professionally. I learned that lesson the hard way.

In order I’d recommend, Carbonite (60$/year), Apple Time Capsule (300$ one time), Mozy, or other backup solutions.

So, learn from his and my bad experience. It WILL happen to you. All disk drives fail. The only question is when?

Fore warned is fore armed.

Remember, you don’t have to pay tuition at the School of Hard Knocks, aka experience bad things yourself. You are permitted to “cheat” and avoid this particular “pothole on the road of life”.


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