Summertime Summertime

San Francisco Bay Post

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer with your friends and family. We had a wonderful trip to San Francisco to see our son. It was very relaxing. I have also been dealing with some technical issues with my website as well as my back up hard drives.

It’s been a frustrating journey and I’m still working out the kinks in both. I moved my site from a self hosted WordPress site to Squarespace. I love the design and the themes of Squarespace, but it didn’t have the same flexibility as WordPress. I also like having access to all of my files whenever I need them by having my own space on a hosting server. So I decided to move everything back to WordPress, but since I transferred my domain, it was held hostage by Squarespace for 60 days.

Then my back up 4TB external hard drive stopped booting up to my computer while I was in the process of moving things off of my time machine hard drive onto it. It’s been 5 weeks and I’m still working with the recovery service to access all of my files. DON’T FORGET TO HAVE 2 COPIES OF ALL OF YOUR FILES. It’s costing an arm and a leg to get them back.

I learned that the Seagate I was using only has a 3-4 year lifespan and it has moving parts which often fail. My replacement was WD My Book 4TB, it booted up once and also failed. Moral of the story, only use solid state external hard drives like a Sandisk brand. It has no moving part. Why didn’t I know this? I can’t believe I was not aware of it!

Anyway, I hope this helps someone out there and that you’re all having a great summer! I’m looking forward to the change of seasons, what about you?

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