Tao Of Backup Wailing Wall Story
Make sure you know what you are backuping.
As a student, I am learning the importance of backuping...even when you think you have a backup. And know what you are backuping.
Recently I uploaded my portfolio website to a web hosting site. I had spent a long time on this particular project, and had made lots of pictures and relevant information to be seen by prospective employers! I was rather proud of how the online CV had turned out. I left the website there and went my merry way.
As the host was a free hosting service, one of the conditions that I was asked to fulfil was visit the administrators console once every 30 days, else they would remove my site.
After giving my parents the address to go to see my stuff, they said they couldn't see anything. "Their browser or something isn't working properly again," I thought. After finding the actual problem I screamed to myself! Then I calmed down again. "No Problem" I thought, as I knew I had at least 3 copies of my years work.
What I found out after much searching the backups, is that I didn't backup my website. I uploaded the original to the website, using the program that I had created it in, which, incidently I don't have at home. So I can't read the original, I don't have a backup, and I've lost an entire months worth of work, not to mention I can't show online anyone what I've spent the entire year on, as well as I can't impress prospective employers with a website to hire me.
Backup. Please! For the love of sanity, backup.
Thankfully I still have hardcopies of my work....(sob)
Thu 06-Jan-2005 11:11am