Thursday, June 12, 2008

Always run your backups!

I have finished installing the new HD, installed Leopard, and, after much manual shuffling, transferred almost all of my files. The old drive was so messed up that I couldn't just transfer my account, so I have to reconstruct everything basically one folder at a time. Most of the pictures and music made it through fine, but a small minority were too far gone. The email all came through ok, so that's nice. I'll see about the address book and bookmarks and calendar and all that rot over the weekend.

I'll have more pics and rants soon!

Final reminder: Always run your backups!

2 comments:

James said...

Always run you backups indeed. I'm glad the transfer went as well as it did and that you managed to rescue most of the stuff. Hopefully none of the missing stuff was drastically important. If you run into any other troubles let me know. And look at the bright side - you got a brand new, bigger hard drive for your troubles.

On a completely unrelated note, Janie & Brian are preggers. I'm not sure if I'm ready to be an uncle--they didn't bother to ask me--but there's nothing I can do about it now. The sent some ultrasound pictures with the announcement, but going by those it looks like they will end up with either a bouncing baby jelly bean, or Ecuador.

Talk to you soon.

--James

Lab Boy said...

Yay, Janie!
Don't worry too much about being an uncle, I've been one for 17 years. You believe my niece Heidi is in college?

Anyway, as for the files, etc., I think I got nearly everything of value. I'm going to try to get the rest tomorrow.

I really want a Time Capsule now. Soon, my pretty, soon it will be mine!