Backup Redux

So after being all preachy about backups… I got bit.

I was at starbucks, working away on my MacBook Pro, when the poor thing seized, hard. I forced it to shut down and came home… Big mistake.

Parallels was running my Dev VM of WIndows XP and after the crash… it no worky. I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to get Windows working again. In the end I had to do a "repair" from the CP install CD.

Thankfully everything remained functional… except Jrun! WHich was completely hosed.

Spent the rest of the night trying to get either jRun installed, and then finally opting to move away from Jrun. Time for something new… TomCat.

The lesson learned, Back up the Virtual Machines!!! DO it now!! I am. As I type this 7gb of Virtual HDD is being backed up to my NAS.

I can’t wait for carbonite to come out with their mac client, sadly the time line is sort of ill defined. Fingers crossed.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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