I’ve finally finished backing up all my important files on to the new Synology NAS. It’s been a long haul and I hope something I won’t ever have to do again. The failure of some of my previous backup hard drives didn’t help but I have luckily managed to recover all but a few of my home movies from the original tapes. I’m sure other things have been lost too but that was always going to happen when you don’t bother to keep track of what is backed up and where.
It’s time for a web site change, I’m figuratively moving the sofa to the other side of the room by abolishing the ability to make comments. Although I enjoy your input there are drawbacks, the main one being the huge number of spam entries that have to be weeded out. In future if you want to praise me, diss me, or even send me money you can contact me via the site email address, email@example.com, or comment on my Twitter, @bigearspix, which I intend to utilise to a greater degree.
In an attempt to recover my lost home movies I’ve been dismantling the failed hard drives and swopping bits around but although some of the drives have burst into life I’ve still been unable to read any of the data from them. It’s now last resort time, restoring from the original tapes, this is going to be a lot of fun methinks. The tapes have lay dormant in a shoe box and the now unsupported camcorder hasn’t been switched on in over 5 years. Anyone willing to take bets on my chances of success.