Re: Backup Boggles
- From: Hugh Gibbons <hugh_gibbons@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:39:16 -0600
In article <uce-DEAE24.10233713062008@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Gregory Weston <uce@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <0001HW.C47755B20024CFB0B01AD9AF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
TaliesinSoft <taliesinsoft@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
It always amazes me that backing up is something that so many people
think is unimportant.
I think the underlying answer is that they simply don't think of it at
all. It doesn't make it to the level of "considered, but dismissed."
Today I was notified that an acquaintance, someone who
runs a business on Macintoshes, someone I have urged for literally years to
implement a backup strategy but who has ignored such urgings, has had a
drive failure and all that so-important information that has never been
backed up is now, pending a drive rescue effort, is lost. I absolutely fail
to understand how it is that people who are intelligent (at least, so it
seems) fail to grasp the importance of backing up.
Intelligence is not wisdom. Extremely smart people can exhibit extremely
poor judgement. I know, for example, some very smart people who smoke.
Or overindulge in chocolate.
Other than their
experiencing, as did my acquaintance, a catastrophic failure, what can be
done to get them to understand the importance of a daily backup routine?
Nothing, IME. Even the catastrophic failure isn't a sure-fire incentive.
the only protection for such people is a system that literally won't
work unless the backup system is engaged and working, so that they are
forced to fix it whenever it fails.
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