Thursday, January 31, 2008

Back up your software, folks!

Seriously, this is not a gimmick, an ad, or a sales pitch. I could care less where what you use to do it or where you get it, but if you have things on your PC that you don't want to lose forever, back them up.
Yes, I backed up a lot of my novel drafts and other writing, but not everything and after a Trojan crashed my computer, the Geek Squad has said that they can't recover any of it. I was actually in the middle of a draft that wasn't backed up and I know it's going to take a lot of guys for me to look back at those pages I've already written and re-written so many times, but I suppose I don't have a choice. At this point, I don't know if the computer itself is totally shot as well, but I can only imagine it is. So please friends, anything you don't want to lose, back up, for your sake! Best, Jerry


rel=nofollowEasyPPP - Get Paid To Blog said...

Great advice. I had a nasty virus on a personal computer and lost a bunch of digital phots I had not yet backed up. No good.

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rel=nofollowNatalie said...

Sorry you had that happen. Ick!

Yes, I'm happy about how the deal turned out. I did not want to see Ellsbury (or however it's spelled) traded to anyone or for anyone. :)

I'll be at a game at the beginning of May...I'm soooooooo excited!

rel=nofollowsano said...

yes you are right , nowadays there are lots of virus coming . Its better to take backup of our data

rel=nofollowpentupentropy said...

If you still have the same drive and you needed something off of it, it can easily be done. It's just that once you've reinstalled OSes and all that it becomes more difficult, thus more costly. I used to run a backup system for amajor webhost and I know what's possible and what's not. To recover a physically damaged drive, or one that may have been written over in parts is coslty. Anywhere from $2500.00 to $15000.00. I would guess yours to be on the low end of that spectrum, but again, costly.

Don't pay the geek squad. Pay a real geek. Those guys get no respect from me. I've worked as a Linux/Unix sys admin for a long time and taught the A+, and I can tell you that anyone who's good at reading and memorization can pass it. It doesn't make them good at diagnosing PC problems.