SOS saves the day again!

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.

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Posted by Tim - January 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

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New secondary backup server under construction

The new secondary backup server is under construction today,

As I write this РI 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.

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Posted by Tim - January 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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SOS Backups – saves my day!

Yesterday my main software development workstation spat one of it’s 2 hard disks out when I turned it on. Read more…

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Posted by Tim - January 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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