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ext2 Advice

I installed an external hard drive - and back up all the photos and other
key data on a regular basis. Why external? So if there is a fire you can
grab it going out the door.

-Warren Agin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Martin" <ddm at>
To: "BLU Users' Group" <discuss at Blu.Org>
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: ext2 Advice

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> At some point hitherto, dsr at hath spake thusly:
> > The most valuable things missing are our honeymoon photos, about 500MB
> > worth, but $5K would almost pay for another trip Down Under. Anyone
> > have any bright cheery ideas?
> No, you're pretty much screwed.  Sorry to be the deliverer of
> anti-cheer!  But this is why people always tell you if you have important
> data that you'd be upset about losing, make a back-up of it.
> Restoring from back-up is a lot cheaper than paying a data recovery
> service...  unless of course you know someone who has the tools
> (be they hardware, software, or brainware) and is willing to donate
> their time to you.
> Assuming you've got any disposable cash (unlike many of us these
> days), disk drives are cheap.  You could just mirror the disk.  For
> most people, that's probably the easiest and cheapest way to go, once
> you get past figuring out how to make a disk mirror.  But then, there
> are nice how-tos that tell you exactly what to do...
> Good luck.  :)
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> Derek D. Martin
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