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Discussion: that sucks :(

in: Samantha; Samantha > 2009-05-13

May 13, 2009 7:32 PM # 
Kat:
Some days you're just better off staying in bed....
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May 13, 2009 8:37 PM # 
iansmith:
Nuts. I don't mean to entertain false hopes, but did the school inspect the hard drives? It's possible (though probably unlikely) that the server itself was fried without damaging the hard drives, and some of the data may be recoverable.

In either case, I hope things improve for you.
May 13, 2009 9:15 PM # 
JLaughlin:
Ahhh, the lack of redundancy strikes again.
May 14, 2009 1:51 AM # 
levitin:
No offsite backups? No midterm copies of disks in someone's home office? A single point of failure? No contents on any USB drive or CD anywhere? Yikes.
May 14, 2009 6:53 AM # 
slauenstein:
That's awful!!

When I dropped my laptop and broke the hard drive I was really kicking myself for not backing up my stuff better. I lost about 5 year worth of photos, that really sucked. Technology can be great, but also really frustrating.
May 14, 2009 11:40 AM # 
Samantha:
Most of it I have not backed up. I actually did find some photos that I put on a flashdrive. But my filing cabinet is pretty full and I thought, why waste paper to print it out when I have it on my computer? Silly me. But you just don't think that the whole school would lose all their information....
May 14, 2009 2:12 PM # 
j-man:
Gosh, that really sucks. At least it is almost the weekend...
May 14, 2009 2:47 PM # 
kwilliams:
That totally sucks...I have had two computers die on me, but I was lucky enough to have stuff backed up on a server (risk-adversity in Sweden is sometimes a very good thing). BUT, think of it this way...it is a totally (complete) opportunity to start fresh; clean slate; break from old habits which maybe needed updating or whatever! Can you use this to your advantage at all? I hope there is a silver lining :-)
May 16, 2009 12:18 AM # 
Suzanne:
They really didn't have a backup copy of all the school's files? What are they going to do about grades this year?

:( No fun.

You may want to look at Google Docs... it's good for avoiding situations like this...
May 18, 2009 12:03 AM # 
Samantha:
Well, grades in elementary school are different. I don't actually give grades, and it's all on a paper report card that goes home. It's mostlu rating some items and a long narrative. They said that there actually is a back up server... but they don't know yet how well it worked...

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