Monday, July 5, 2010

Some Great News and Big Thank You

First, I would like to thank natebarnz, obakesan , and cobain who left me comments and encouragements for safe data recovery.  It means a lot to me.  And the great news  is that I can now connect to the Drobo again.  It's currently in the rebuild/relayout process, but I can access the data.  As matter of fact, I am copying some of the data off of it while the process is going.  The copying is very slow at around 9MB/s, but it's going.

I want to thank god who answered my prayers.  Somewhere out there, the higher power is watching over me.  I am grateful. 

Tomorrow I am going to buy a 2 TB drive and copy everything over from the Drobo.  I don't feel safe having all the eggs in one basket.

So far everything is looking good.

4 comments:

  1. Great news indeed. I think your redundancy option will put your mind at ease. Data storage can be so cheap these days you could even go the next step and create a similar Drobo local redundancy on your main system. Then you have a redundant backup of a redundant system. Obviously off site storage is the real key to having a, almost, fail safe option but that might be overboard for your needs.

    Congratulation on the successful return

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  2. @natebarnz: I think I will have at least two copies of the data from now on. One on Drobo and a copy on an external drive. This is the cheapest option for me, for now.

    @mawz: Thanks!

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  3. bewdy ... glad to hear it went well. I also have a policy (personal) of using something (like irfanview) to make 2048 x whatever sized jpg's of the files on yet another (usb) drive. This way if disaster occurs I have them to go back to which are at least good enough for small prints

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