Oracle Scratchpad

July 24, 2010


Filed under: Non-technical — Jonathan Lewis @ 7:11 pm BST Jul 24,2010

I’ve been on holiday for the last few days – the last few posts were dated to publish themselves in my absence – and got home last night. First thing I did, of course, was to download my email … second thing the machine did was to declare an automatic software update and destroy the hard-disk on reboot. So I’ve downloaded but not read all the mail that was sent to me after 8:05 a.m. (BST) on Friday 16th July.

Luckily 8:05 am was when I took a backup of the system – as you do when you’re about to to on holiday – so I haven’t lost any data, except for those emails. So if you sent me anything important over the last week, please send it again.

Footnote: while I had a backup of all my data, I discovered (as one does until you practice recovery very regularly) that there were bits of information I hadn’t catered for: my address book and my mail rules, neither of which I had been exporting regularly, both of which are quite useful.

1 Comment »

  1. So backup is the most important job !

    Comment by maclean — July 25, 2010 @ 8:09 am BST Jul 25,2010 | Reply

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