You never really need backups until your computer crashes or gets stolen or something. And then everyone *tsk *tsk’s you for not backing up. =) Well, yesterday my Apple notebook computer wouldn’t let me log in. Apparently, the OS fragmented in some strange way and must be wiped and reinstalled. I’m praying that they’ll be able to save everything first, though. Apple computers have some really cool features including booting computers up in target mode in order to transfer data from one to another using Firewire.
I had started backing up my system settings, etc. on .Mac just recently, but didn’t have a good backup system in place for the notebook. Thankfully, that’s not the computer that we have our business photos on, just lots of documents and business info. Argh!
We should find out today how bad the damage is and what they might be able to do about it. I felt sick all day yesterday and stll feel sick about it today. Lesson learned, I guess! Additional disk drives are really inexpensive compared to the prospect of losing hard work and info.