Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Computer Woes in the Rear-View Mirror for Now
All of this has reminded me that having both on-site and off-site backup is important. I'm going to take a crappy old PC I have and configure it with enough storage to backup the things I care about most on the main desktop. That way I've got two levels of backup. The local backup is here if I lose a drive and need to recover it quickly. The cloud backup is there if something significant happens, like the house burns down or is flooded.
I'm looking forward to a day when high-capacity SSD storage is cheap enough for us to be able to switch to it for both our main and backup disks. Given the reliability of SSD, it will make disk failures relatively rare. Given the speed, in those rare cases when a restore is needed, it will happen very quickly. The NVME technology holds some real promise there.
Hopefully with my computer woes behind me, mostly, I will get back to writing at full speed again.
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Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor
In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.