Moment of silence for my computer crashing and wiping all of my data - including my 800 strong reaction GIF/image folder.
If only I could express in visual form how I feel right now, but I can’t. My hard drive is as empty as my heart.
A few weeks back I lost ~10 years of
pirated video important files due to a combination of external disk crash and stupidity.
See, I was super careful: I kept TWO external drives that mirrored each other nightly. Theoretically two complete duplicate backups, just in case.
Then one day drive #1 fails. I say to myself, “no problem — I’ll just replace it and copy the mirrored drive over.” It would take ~2 days to re-sync 2.5TB of data, but that’s okay, assuming nothing bad happened in the meantime.
But 10 minutes later, it was done. wtf?
Turns out I’d synchronized the empty new drive atop of the full drive.
I now had two completely empty 3TB external drives, as naked as the day I bought ‘em. And it was all my fault.
The moral to this story? There is some pain even alcohol can’t kill.