Luckily for me only my backup drive died last night and not my laptop. However, all day I have been worrying that if my laptop went so would everything else. Anyone – heaven forbid – who has not got a backup up and losses their computer would just be devasted.
I always stress the importance of a backup to my clients, I have heard so many horror stories. I use ‘Time Machine‘, which once it has been set-up just runs by itself. I always thought this would be enough. I haven’t lost anything but the fear of losing everything has made me realise that I need more than one. From now on I will have at least two separate backups.
My ‘Mac Man Who Can’ has just been round. He tried to recover the data on my old Portable Drive but confirmed, what a friend on Twitter had said last night, that it was kaputt. It is still under warranty so it will be swapped for a new one which I will use for a 3rd backup to be kept away from the office.
I really hope that you have a backup and if you have any tips I would love to hear them.