I just wanted to reiterate the importance of backing up information.

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  1. Jayce

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    In Linux, I was using a CD burning program known as K3B. I was burning music onto a CD in DATA format, so I could fit about 120 songs onto it. (My cd player in my car supports DATA format, so that's why I use it). After using K3B and setting up my playlist, I began to realize something was wrong with my playlist. What I did was moved what songs were in my playlist to an empty folder on my desktop. Then, later, I deleted the folder without thinking. I had plans to alter my playlist, then bring the files from the desktop back. But I kinda... forgot...

    No big deal, I only lost about 50 songs of the 4,800 I have downloaded. I had a list of all the songs on the playlist that I typed up so I knew which ones I was missing.

    Then! It hit me! Last week I set up an rsync script in Linux, which basically allows me to type in a simple command in terminal (similar to "run" in Windows) and my second drive would copy everything in my "home" folder from the first drive. My home folder contains everything worth a shit... pictures, music, music videos, homemade porn, awesome drag race videos of my super fast Hyundai Elantra, etc.

    Thirty seconds later I had my 50 songs back. GRANTED, 50 songs is such a petty thing, but I just want to reiterate the importance of backing up information because this COULD of been easily 5,000 songs or 5,000 pictures instead of just 50 songs. And pictures especially I would of been upset if I lost any.

    BACK YOUR SHIT UP! BURN IT! COPY IT! BACK IT UP!
     
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    Good reminder for all of us, I am one of those fools that have lost stuff more than once because I did not back it up on a regular basis.
     
  3. HerHubby

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    Yeah, backing up is truly very important. On the other hand, a local college student brought his computer to the university help desk and said that he wanted several of his personal files backed up. When he came to pick up the computer, he was arrested by the police because they had discovered huge amounts of "kiddie porn" on his computer! While I am very glad that they caught him and hope that he is punished, I have to wonder if he was just stupid or if he had a psychological need to get caught!