Two Kinds of People

They say that there are two kinds of people in the digital world, those who have lost data and those who are going to lose data. Today I was unfortunate enough to join the group of those who have lost data. The Quantum Archivist Blog endured some sort of corruption which I was unable to fix, so the whole thing was blown away and I restored from a data backup that was not a current as I would have liked.

I did manage to save the text of the posts of the last few weeks, but the posts themselves were not in the backup. That plus all kinds of theme customization, widgets, plug ins, etc. and it looks like a lost day of restoration in front of me.

Just goes to show you, that when we talk about persistence and the need for good preservation and disaster recovery systems, it isn’t sexy, but it would have saved me a lot of time today if I had been following my own prescription!

One Reply to “Two Kinds of People”

  1. You neglect to note one good thing that comes out of all this: after you restored, your posts for the year all came through on my RSS again, reminding me of some interesting things that were just as good the second time. 😉

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