One thing you can't do too much of: BACKUP

So if yall didn't know I'm also an all purpose computer tech geek and I end up fixing all my friends and families computers both MAc and PC... lately I've been fixing a lot of problems on Mac's with corrupt hard drives where either I have to reformat them or replace the drive... NOW today I have to go fix Endika's imac... it won't boot and I'm not sure if his data was backed up... i don't think it was... I shall see_eth..

So if your working on a big project be sure your ONE using a UPS...APC's are tite... a power conditioner/battery backup to regulate voltage so as to not fry your computers etc... I use one that was like $200....

Also you need to BACKUP and BACKUP some more... ask yourself how many days work can you afford to lose? and thAt will set your backup schedule... I can't afford to lose one days worth of work so I backup my shot files everyday... I backup up my renders and project files once a week... All of those files are on 3 different physical drives in 2 different physical locations... Most should be on external drives in case of aforementioned frying....

 It only takes a few minutes to backup...now isn't that better than losing years of work? I'm putting two hard drives in a safe deposit box today... between the two with the WATS master and %80 of HSM thats about 7 years of my life... which I don't want too lose ^ ^

So if you don't have one start a backup strategy today!

And lets hope I can fix his computer without losing data!

Comments

  1. Ok I really hope Endika's music stuff wasn't fried. That would be crappy for sure.

    Ya backing up is one of the smartest things you can do. I've had an old laptop get messed up twice and both times I lost all the stuff on my computer...I really miss that old junk too :/

    Some of my older youtube videos aren't even on my computers any more...well I can get them back from youtube but yeh...

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  2. YouU aRe like Super professional, awesome filmaker, theres no such thing as being to safe

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  3. I like when everything burns and crashes
    but only when that's not hard drives

    I was reading a forum about a boy
    who fried his hard drive..
    and all forum was trying' to help him
    he said:'I did ..I did.. nothing helps
    Nothing helps me..Help'
    whatever killed your first hard drive, is now killing your other hard drive and DVD drive!
    the whole day he was looking for cmos jumper^ ^
    then they said:" If we all were there i am sure we'd help u"
    He said:"please help my mom is gonna kill me there r her pics"

    Jpegs 0_0

    ..awww jpegs ^ ^

    I really HOPE that Endika's hardware hasnt been burnt

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  4. Well there is such thing as to much back up i made my computer back up to the back up D drvie wich is where i aslo store my anime
    and within 2 weeks i filled the drive and ran out of space
    backing up once a week....
    didn;t delete the old one for some reason...
    i need to get a TB hardrive

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  5. DON'T LEAVE US IN SUSPENSE! WAS THE MUSIC SAAAAVED?!

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  6. 0_0 OMG he still hasnt answered yet...
    one of two..things are bad and now he is waiting for time machine

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  7. M. (its a message only for you >) Y. L. L. an A. I. S. B. I. C. F> U



    sometimes Im smiling this rarely happens but sometimes I go backwards

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  8. haha yeah? @ Andrew, so you re probably m dot, check this thing

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  9. Hey Mdot, Where did you get ppl to subtitle WATS? I'm looking to subtitle 'Archon Defender', and my short film 'Tales from the Afternow', wondering if you still had contacts for your subtitlers...

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  10. If this becomes serious, there are professional services that should be explored for data recovery.

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  11. Look on the bright side, even if it's lost, this may be a great way to practice 'improvise jutsu'

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  12. What up, home slice? ALiEN LEADER in effect! Send me mad linkage with your latest works of digital mayhem. I've got a web site up and will be posting my latest works in the near future.

    Give my regards to Agent 2a03 and M.Strange.

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  13. If I were M dot, would I do this?!

    *plays reverse bagpipes*

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  14. @Andrew Im glad that you haven't reached such states when was already worth checking out who you really are

    Not M dot?
    So why have you read that!? lololol

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  15. @Andrew
    and if you are Andrew you can check and find out that you are M dot
    if you were m dot any time you could be me
    and now you are just 6 letters and a rectangle

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  16. Oh super- around the world in 14 days, but Pterosaurs attacked his aerostat and oops ..
    somewhere outside Bangladesh
    at filthy waters of holy river Ganges
    but RED socialistic Sun wasn't Japan
    but he loved Japan and said only few words
    in Bangladesh they know only Bangla
    after his 2 days working at rice plantation,
    Some of them realized-
    WATS, film director, M dot
    they didn't realize what means M dot
    Geez they knew what means a film director!
    Good deal !
    on a dirty truck during the rainy season
    Mumbai
    Bollywood
    Starwood
    what wood?
    3 days crying of such movies ,to cry everyday and eventually to commit suicide.
    he could become rich and kick kicked the poor little Indian boy in the ass
    BUT he was real hardcore-man
    and escaped
    through Indian ghetto to the airplane's board
    when he was already on board, his plane transformed into giant robot
    now he is mech's pilot somewhere in galaxy clusters # 2029

    and if the tallest man in the world if you will find him there, tell him...
    hmm...
    xD

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  17. his mind has gone first at 30th May, they agreed to meet at a cafe on Montmartre, but still to 18th July he could not find his mind all around Courchevel

    I do understand that he is not in Bangladesh
    no sane person who would go there... ^ ^
    I know it looks a bit strange but it is at least though some explanation what is going on
    but honestly I might think that something had happened except pterosaurs
    but someone also publishes comments here
    or someone has cracked his password 0_0
    Is he alive

    now I understand why Andrew said "if I were M dot..." lolololol
    I think Andrew lives near...

    If a couple of days HE does not appear we shall call the police lol



    the Lord of rice if you will come here dont laugh please
    still I am sane

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