The thought recently occurred to me that I need to backup my computer more often than I have been.. I won’t tell you how long it’s been since my last back-up! So today I unpackaged a new 750GB hard-drive, and reformatted it for my Mac. I partitioned 550GB for Time Machine (my backup) and partitioned the remaining 200GB for heavy-duty media file storage (audio/video/photos/etc). This is nerd stuff.
It has literally taken me ALL DAY to create this first backup of my internal hard-drive, about 400-and-some odd gigs of junk.. But it’s worth its weight in gold!
I remember back in 2002 my internal hard-drive tanked. It was unreadable by the nerdier nerds at the Mac store (not Apple). My most recent backup at that time was just over 6 months old. So I lost 6 months worth of files – and being that I use my computer for about everything these days – I cannot afford that same risk today!
So what’s the purpose of a backup plan or backup disk (like Time Machine)? Simply put, it’s got your back if and when your system fails.
It’s good to have things in life to backup to. It’s good that my computer has something that literally has it’s back if and when it should fail. It’s good that I have people in my life who have my back if and when I should fail. So on and so forth.
Another day, another metaphor to ponder the everyday happenings in my life and yours. No go and backup..