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September 04, 2003
Hoping for the best...

Drive X gave me a comprehensive looking list of the good the bad and the ugly.
(That was about an hour ago.) Some of the discrepancies it found were somehow positive (there were more empty sectors on the disk), some were more alarming. (The number of files was not the one expected, as was the number of folders...) It asked me if I wanted to repair, warning me that there might be data loss involved... I wanted to repair... it did something... relatively quickly, compared to the about 4 hours it took to run the test...
The tests after the "repair" were all passed...
The drive is not making any unusual sounds, right now, I am treating it like an open raw egg...
It is currently attached to my new backup drive. I just copied over the master files for most of the drawings here, as well as the most important work for commercial clients... (designs they had already seen and liked, except for some minor changes... which would have been a minor part of a complete redo, had the recsue mission failed.)
We will now attempt a complete, raw, 1:1 backup of all data...
I will then worry about some pretty solution like Backup 2.0 by Apple...
but right now... things look much, much, much better than at any point earlier today.


hang in there

Posted by: m-L-e on September 4, 2003 08:33 PM

Witold, very good to hear things are progressing well. Also good to know you're getting the data off there. Don't trust that drive again!

Posted by: resonance on September 4, 2003 08:36 PM

yes, glad to hear you have been able to back up... sounds like quite a busy day.......
but at least you have your files, the most important thing..

Posted by: on September 4, 2003 10:53 PM
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