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  • ‘Moving house is great fun,’ said no one ever

    Posted on July 13th, 2020 at 01:15 Jamie Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    BACKUP & RECOVERY

    ‘Moving house is great fun,’ said no one ever

    Fred LangaBy Fred Langa

    The Langas’ home and office relocation hits some snags, including fatal damage to 5TB of backup files.

    But after some detours involving both high and low tech, things are finally getting back to normal.

    Testing, testing … is this thing on? Aha, it is!

    Moving mishaps are inevitable, but I didn’t expect this: the destruction of my 5TB, daily-use, primary backup drive — a three-year-old, spinning-platter, external Seagate unit that was stuffed to the gills with incremental backups, my Win10 File History files, my software archive, and gigs and gigs of family photos.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.27.0 (2020-07-013).