So I work in the IT industry and am a bit paranoid about data and backing it up so I don’t lose the last 5 years of images. To that end a NAS was acquired late last year, except it has performed really badly and in fact was damn near unuseable – kept losing its connection to the network so I couldn’t access any images to view or work on them.
Turned out it needed a major firmware update. Bad news is the update will restore the NAS to factory reset (wiping all the images) Worst news is that cos I can’t get the damn thing to stay online I CAN’T BACKUP ALL THE IMAGES ON IT!!!
Its been a bit stressful but luckily I have a technical friend who lives nearby and works for food and alcohol who has the same brand of NAS at home. He is trying to get the data off for me and then will do the firmware update and hopefully all will be well!
In the mean time one of the drives in my C: array (I have a mirrored pair so that if one fails the other will still carry on) has also failed. Because of the pair its not quite so stressful but I can’t get a replacement drive to match.
Spent the last week assessing pricing of standard SATA drive or upgrading to a pair of SSD. My biggest problem was the amount of data I had on C: – too much to fit on a 120GB SSD – the capacity I can afford.
My music and some older photos took up some space but there was still a LOT of extra data leftover. A tip from a customer sent me to Treesize – there is a free version that will tell you EXACTLY how much data you have in folders really quickly!
Turned out I had a lot of video files and a whole heap of stuff in my Downloads folder (many many Adobe updates LOL) so this evening I have been moving them all over to my D: drive which is another pair of mirrored drives that my photos used to be on.
Next week I will get the SSD and hopefully get them installed and should see a major performance improvement. Important if I am going to start getting creative in Photoshop!
So apologies if things are a bit quiet here over the next few days, I will be back 🙂
In the meantime enjoy these images from my archives