Jul 312006
 

I’ve recovered everything I can from my Backup, uh, backup.

Unfortunately, a few things couldn’t be recovered, although so far it’s nothing I wasn’t able to replace. The nib file for a Mac OS X program I’ve been working on was corrupted but I managed to find a copy of the app lying around that had a nib that was new enough that I could update that to match where I left off pretty easily.

I’m looking at the right side of my menu bar, where the menu extras appear, and I know I’m missing several, but for the life of me I can’t at this moment figure out what they are.

Over the next week or so, I’ll be moving to install stuff as I go, “Hey, that’s not on here!”

Just last night it dawned on me I’d forgotten to reinstall Microsoft Office, for example.

I’ve installed Deja Vu to see if I have any better luck using that for backups. The problem is that I really don’t want to just duplicate files to another drive. I want to be able to go back for at least a month or two and pull old versions, and that’s not possible with any backup programs I’ve found for the Mac other than Retrospect (which I have but don’t like — nor is it Intel ready yet) and Backup (which is clearly badly defective).

Sigh.

If I had a huge honkin’ NAS tucked under a table somewhere, I’d be pretty happy.

 Posted by at 9:25 PM