Thursday, December 18, 2008

Carbonite works!

I'm still not sure what I did, but somehow, while I was working on my to-do list (a FileMaker database), I accidentally deleted all of the active task records. Gack! I'm a slave to that database. Without those records, I'm not a freed slave: I'm a slave without a clue what to do.

But did I panic? I did not. I went to, logged in, and in two or three seconds I learned how to restore a single file from my Carbonite backup disk. A minute or two later, I had restored last night's backup of the to-do database and I was back in business. I can't really see how it could have been much easier.

I've been using Carbonite for a while. It's cheap ($50 a year) and easy. It has some limitations, of course. It won't backup data on external drives, like the large external drive that I use to store photographs. So I have to use a more complicated system to back up photos. But for the stuff on my computer's internal drive, Carbonite can't be beat.

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I am an event photographer living in Dallas, Texas.