Busy Monday and Backup Your Data

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A hard drive lost on a laptop caused many hours of re-imaging and rebuilding Vista yesterday, restoring as much as possible and re-installing dozens of applications and software components. Let this be a lesson to everyone, backup your data often, you never know when a drive will fail on you.

On top of losing a primary drive on a laptop, we had to drive to the valley to take my son to Drum lessons, a doctor’s appointment and some other errands for Rock Along Production (dropping show fliers by the venue…etc).  I was up until 12:30am rebuilding Vista and restoring the data from a backup from 2 weeks ago, and I finished the restore and rebuilding everything this morning.

Here is my list of mandatory freeware programs that get installed first thing on any new windows server:

  • Avira Antivirus
  • FireFox
  • Thunderbird
  • Google Picasa
  • FoxIt Reader (uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader)
  • Comodo Backup (newly added so my data is backed up)

I barely have time now to write my NBC Heroes Season Finale post on my DragonBlogger.com blog before I start my day job today.

-Justin Germino

Updated: April 28, 2009 — 7:07 am