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The drive on my mac totally died last Friday. I guess I should have seen it as there has been some weird behaviour on and off for a few months. I thought that it was something funny with firefox. Apparently not. :-(
The worse part? I don't have backups for some important-ish files, but I hope I will be able to get away with the loss. So far tonight I've re-installed the OS and some apps like firefox. I think that the one of the next things that I should do is set up time machine, but with my NAS drive at 86% full, I'm not sure if I'll have the room. Maybe it's time to set up another NAS drive as the "primary" drive and just use another one as a backup. Either way this has emphasized my need to set up multiple backups, including off site backups.
One benefit is that I have a bunch of services like mail "in the cloud" so those are not effected by this drive failure. Heaven help me if those services decide to shut down, but that's a different story.
This incident has brought my my interest in netbooks again. It would be nice to have a backup computer that I'd been able to do things like look at message boards for symptoms and issues, price shopping, and still being connected. But that's a thought for another day.Posted by jim at October 14, 2008 09:44 PM