|Trusty in bits|
Well, this week our trusty LaCie 500Gb drive failed to boot up. It's been a powerful and reliable workhorse for around 5 years now. Always there and ready to serve up one of over a 100 million pixels - 'old trusty' was her nickname. Sadly on Tuesday "Trusty" coughed her last byte sized rattle, an ex drive if you will.
Now I know what you are thinking, just restore all the data from our backups - easy yes? It is certainly possible but would entail hours of time to locate and collate the files. Luckily we had a backup from earlier in the year so no work lost - we restored the critical info within a day. However, there was around 350 image files which we had not backed up. These are easy to restore but would take hours - each being a download from various websites - slow and not much fun.
I called my pal Joe who has some nifty kit that could possibly bring Trusty back to life - it was a last resort and one that we didn't hold out much hope for. However, last night I got a text from him saying that the drive had mounted and what did I need to restore? Joy, happiness, elation, relief. All rolled into one!
So today, I spent a relaxing morning restoring files and drinking Joe's fine Italian coffee - back to the studio by 11:30 and files all restored by 2:30 - nice one!
So thanks to Joe and his magic box of tricks - if you want any IT work or programming then Joe is your man - just mail me if you want him to help and I'll pass on his details.