I almost gave myself a heart attack today. Somehow, I managed to lose about a third of 111 files worth three years of research from the original folder and one of the back-ups. Thankfully the second back-up was intact, and I was able to recoup everything.

Two is one and one is none.

And now I have the original and three back-ups.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “Having a back-up of your back-up.”
  1. Some years ago I lost about two years of work in a similar experience. I now have three backups. Only need to suffer one catastrophic failure like that during a lifetime.

  2. Belt AND suspenders… belt and suspenders…
    Also, consider getting a Blu Ray burner with M-DISK capability. (Not sure if I spelled that correctly.) If I understand correctly the M-Disk will retain your information for decades, whereas a normal recordable disk can lose your info much sooner. A disk takes up almost zero space in a safe, but it is worth the effort to burn one.

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