[Digikam-users] Database lost
drmaceltie at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Oct 1 14:20:24 BST 2011
Point taken, I'll look into this over the weekend and backup. Thanks.
As suggested I searched for digikam and found the .db file still exists on the disk. Before I started messing with files I re-boot the PC and guess what Digikam now works OK. So what went wrong I've no idea.
Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
From: Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net>
To: digikam-users at kde.org
Sent: Saturday, 1 October 2011, 13:32
Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Database lost
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 that up.
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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