9 Jan 2004 miah   » (Journeyer)

Depressing day.. The disk in my fileserver decided to die.. Had lots of code there.. I was able to make a backup of the code before the server went totally dead, but I did end up losing some data.

I realize I've been one to speak out and remind people to backup. And I've been pretty good about backing up, but since the baby I haven't been on schedule, so my last backup is over a month old and I've done so much in the last month.

Owell, atleast I was able to save the code. Everything else I can replace. I'm planning on buying two large ide disks and getting a ide raid controller so that I can do disk mirroring. I'm now reading up on dump, going to look into setting up a real backup solution. I have a tape drive that's "ok" it'll backup 24gigs of data, which is much more than my code currently consumes.

Since I've also been reading up about GNU Arch (especially now that the GPG support is in (GOOD WORK GUYS!!)) I will likely setup a off site mirror of my repository. So that will give me several saftey nets should I need them.

Is there anything out there thats better than dump/restore thats not extremely complex to setup? If so, please email me, I might not see responses on here. Thanks!

Ah, also just noticed that my last post was Nov 5th. Since then I've become a dad. Nov 14th, my daughter was born. She's great!! I could go on for hours about her.

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