[Digikam-users] Database lost
paulv at paulv.net
Sat Oct 1 13:32:16 BST 2011
Three words to live by in the digital age:
There is no such thing as too many backups! I used to do the old usual
second disk thing using DOS-like XXCOPY.EXE. using it's clone function.
Then I kept a third disk in my Jeep, updating as I remembered. Why?
Once you have a house fire you get very paranoid about irreplaceable
losses. So, one on-site backup, one off-site.
I no longer do the Jeep backup, although when I travel I do take an
entire, freshly backed up hard drive with me, usually. For the last
three years I've used Carbonite, $55/yr, which automatically backs up
selected folders or files................like my digiKam database!
While Carbonite may well have all my data stored, if I ever needed to
recover everything, it would take several weeks, probably, to do so,
even with high speed internet. Having my own hard drive would speed
This is a topic that I repeatedly preach about, both to friends and in
my classes. Having had a large box of important family photos ALMOST
become ash in that fire - all those singed prints and slides are a great
prop in my classes - as the Beatles sang, "I'm a believer........"
OK, I'm stepping off of my soapbox.
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