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Re: LIT (and other) Disasters

At 6:44 AM 5/8/96, David Levine wrote:
>Okay, slight problem here.
>Yesterday at around 7 or 8 PM, my system crashed.  Hard.
>I have been here since then trying to fix it.  It is now 6:30 AM.
>My system now sort of works, but EVERYTHING is gone.
>This means all of Kelly's Explorer documents.  This means
>the other LIT pages I've been editing when I get a chance.
>This also means a hell of a lot of my actual work, too.  Luckily,
>all my source code is backed up with Visual Source Safe.
>But a lot of little minor things aren't backed up... and, well,
>they add up.

Woah!  Your place is going to need to go to daily back-ups.  Or get you a
zip drive.  ;)

>Anyway, I have a conference to go to next week where
>we're demoing this software package I've been working on
>to a lot of people.  I was behind already.  Now I think I have
>to be here around the clock until we leave.

Hum, get yourself one of the fast multi-gig pinical drives and back up
hourly!  If your system has a problem and eats another day or two of your
work, you'll kill yourself.

>Anyway, the upshot of all of this is that I may not have time
>over the next week or two to reset up all the accounts again.
>I'll try, but I can't promise anything.
>And Kelly... (and anyone else who happened to upload)...
>I sure hope you have a backup of the Explorer stuff.  I wish I
>had more backups for my stuff.
>(Oh, BTW, this refers to the LIT staging-prototype server-type
>thingy...not the SunSITE address...)

Yeah, no problem.  As a matter of fact, I had tried to upload a new set of
everything yesterday (5:00 pm your time), but couldn't log on.



Kelly Starks                       Internet: kgstar@most.fw.hac.com
Sr. Systems Engineer
Magnavox Electronic Systems Company
(Magnavox URL: http://www.fw.hac.com/external.html)