[OT] unhosing .rev and .livecode files

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 18:33:41 CET 2016


I use Time Machine for hourly backups, mirror my LC stacks folder on Dropbox (so every change is also saved in the cloud), then in addition I have a peripheral hard drive at work where I back up my work stacks every time I close down for the day. I once lost over 2 weeks of notes due to a disk crash, and that taught me that it’s not a matter of *if* a disk will fail, it’s a matter of *when*. Never again.

— Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com

> On Dec 4, 2016, at 10:54 AM, Rick Harrison <harrison at all-auctions.com> wrote:
> 
> “Diskwarrior" is a good tool to use in addition to “Data Rescue”.
> If you have to go as far as using “Disk Rescue” you have had
> some major problem and may not have been doing your
> backups routinely enough.
> 
> If you already have a safe-deposit box at a bank, you may want to
> consider using that as your offsite backup storage place.  The idea 
> being that you have a couple of backup drives, one at home and 
> one in the bank.  Every week or day depending on how much you think
> you can afford to lose, visit the bank and swap the drives.  Then you
> aren’t trusting the internet with important backups.
> 
> Yes it’s old school, but it works!
> 
> Just my 2 cents for the day. ;-)
> 
> Rick
> 
>> On Dec 3, 2016, at 10:28 PM, Jerry Jensen <jerry at jhjensen.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Just one additional level of warning - if you keep Dropbox or Google Drive online, malware can get there too. Usually the baddies just trash your directory, but if they encrypt everything you have accessible online, Dropbox and Google Drive won’t help you. Offline backup is essential, offsite is even better.
>> 
> 
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