Tao Of Backup Wailing Wall Story

Always keep a backup somewhere else

Not my loss, but reported two weeks ago in NZ Herald:

Student working on thesis, makes final amendments to thesis, puts diskette into laptop (prior to final save) - diskette is only copy apart from that on laptop HDD. Leaves room for celebratory comfort break.

Returns to find laptop and diskette have disappeared.

Reportedly offers rest of laptop (carry-bag, power supply, mouse. modem etc) to thief in return for the diskette itself.

Three years work gone.


Separation Security

     John Elsbury
    Auckland, New Zealand, Thu 21-Oct-1999 9:14pm

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