After experiencing a hard disk failure, I had purchased and installed 2 new replacement drives. I built my computer up and set the data to be restored and went to bed – confident that by morning I would have a fully functioning repaired computer.
In the morning SOS had restored all my data and was looking great. I then noticed that one of the 2 drives had failed through the night.
Much fiddling with the failed drive revealed – yes it was dead. I arranged for a replacement – which is still coming.
That night my computer seemed to be in good working condition although it seemed to pause every now and then. Just in case I created a completely new SOS backup on the new secondary backup server and went to bed.
Well to cut a long story short – it’s a couple of days later and the second replacement drive is now dead. I can’t believe my eyes – but I do have a good back up. Once again SOS saves my butt. New replacement drives arrive in a couple of days.
I really would like to get back to productive work. PS it’s not the computer – I am using another pair of disks to run it and type this email.
The new secondary backup server is under construction today,
As I write this – I am waiting for disks to format. This will backup the main backup server, in place of the temporary external caddy system I have been using during our office move, infrastructure rebuild.
This wasn’t prompted by the total failure of my main workstation – see earlier post. – this was planned – The server hardware – arrived in only 3 days ago.