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Monday, January 26, 2009

They were not kidding

I've always heard from people that I needed to back up my computer. Back up my computer, back it up, back it up. I just never thought much of it. I mean, really? I have Mac's and Mac's are the shit.

Nerd boy (my friend, also sometimes called James) always tells me to back up everything. But he's a PC guy. I always tell him, dude Mac's don't get viruses. They are infallible. Mac's never die. Which is why you see people with these Mac's from the olden days. Like at least fifteen years old. LOL.

My dad has been telling me to get a back up for at least a year. Every time I talk to him, he brings it up. Have you made a back up yet? Well, nope. My dad is a Mac guy, but I've never been big on listening to him.

You can see where I'm going with this right? My computer hard drive is dead. Completely unfixable and just....well dead. I took it in last week, becausee I couldn't get it to turn on, which unfortunetly is a feature that I need in a computer. Nothing. It wasn't even willing to consider starting up. It wouldn't even try.

Two and a half years worth of documents, the half of the book I was writing, god onl knows how many CD's I had downloaded on iTunes. The worst is the pictures. I order pictures all the time, but I had over a years worth of pictures on there. Every single picture we've taken since Harrison was born, gone. All gone.

Luckily, we still had a warrently on the computer, so we'll get it back in a few days with a lovely new hard drive in it. Also, I have my trusty Laptop, which is how I can post today. This weekend, we went and bought a back up drive. Everything from the Laptop is now backed up. My advice to you all is back up everything. Think today about what is sitting on your hard drive. Pictures? Documents that you might want at some point? Taxes from the last three years? All important stuff, that I've lost for good. Seriously, don't wait. Go back up everything now.

6 comments:

MarvelousMOM said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry. What a huge pain. I wouldn't even know where to begin with backing things up. But now, I want to!

iMommy said...

OH NO!

If that happened to me, I would be completely devastated. Inconsolable.

ARGH.

Well, at least you have this blog, huh? You've got the pics that you posted of Harrison on here, and maybe anything that you uploaded to any online albums to get pictures printed or shared...

The book though. *sigh*

Jaden Paige said...

Oh NOOO! That is so awful, Issa. I'm sorry.

I can't imagine how upset I would be if I lost all my pics. Especially ones of the brand spanking new baby :(

I just actually bought hubs an external hard drive for Christmas, and I am pretty sure he's saving back ups of all our pics on there. But now I'll have to check, just to be sure...

*sigh* How awful. I don't even know what else to say!

Lesley said...

Oh my GAWD. The book??? Please tell me you had hard copy printouts somewhere. Retyping it all would suck...but it's better than recreating.

This is HORRIBLE. I do have a backup drive. Which has been sitting in the box for almost a year now. I guess I will get off my lazy ass and hook it up. :-|

Maura said...

Yikes. Incredibly hard lesson to learn. I've started burning photos onto CDs so I won't run into that problem, but backing up is a better long-term solution. I have one that my brother gave me, and I guess this will be the inspiration for me to get off my butt and do it.

Sean said...

That is awful. I would recommend adding something like www.carbonite.com to the mix.