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Well Fuuuuuuuuuuu - !!!

Looks like I have a catastrophic disk failure on my hands. Looks like the last update to iTunes has crashed my external media drive. **LOOKS** like it but probably **IS** just a failure. Neither of my Macs will even **READ** the damned thing. Not good. Haven't tried the thinkpad yet, but (unfortunately) I'm prepared for the worst case scenario. This drive may be dead.

I have a couple of spare external drives around but I'm going to need a relatively secure back up strategy put in place immediately. Don't get me wrong I have backups of most everything else. Just not THAT drive. Kinda stupid since it is the single biggest investment I've made digitally. AHEM!

Looks like my iPod does indeed have all of my stuff on it. Which is a good thing.

*Pretty sure* I'll be able to recover, but jee bus! I really did not need this to happen right now. Better things to do with my time, eh?

As I said above…

Fuuuuuuuuuuu - !!!

Got to be the dumbest thing I've done in quite some time.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 13th, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
But you didn't do it, Itunes did!

We saw Marcel's but didn't make it to dinner there. Maybe next time.
Nov. 13th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
Heh. While I'd like to blame iTunes. And it does seem to get blamed for a whole lotta stuff.

I think this was a simple disk failure. It is several years old. Doesn't make it any less painful, but I don't really think iTunes ate my drive. I just need a better backup strategy. Just the simple fact that I could lose all of my stuff scares the crap out of me.
Nov. 14th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Annnnnd looks like they were in Hawaii for a very well deserved vacation. Her family lives there.
Nov. 14th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
If I don't have 4 separated on that many drives of that many :places: I am nervous indeed.
And keeping irreplaceable stuff in a single machine is often fail waiting to happen. Even the Terascale gadget with racks of 4tb drives is still "One box" to me. Truecrypt is a risk reducer:>

Oh- look up Spider Oak as another data silo for stuff you're security worried about. If it's loss as in "gone" rather than compromised per se- Encrypted or not- Dropbox and suchlike warrant considerations simply for off site as wisdom. But you may be less paranoid?
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