Backup Blues

Backup Blues
By Madeleine Begun Kane

They told me to back up my drive,
Which has crashed—it’s no longer alive.
Had I heeded their warning,
I wouldn’t be mourning
My data, which didn’t survive. 

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11 Responses to “Backup Blues”

  1. Chris says:

    Alas, back in December I too suffered a hard drive crash. Luckily the service folks were able to glean most of my useful files from my hardrive and transfer them to a DVD. Some were corrupted, but at that point I was happy that I could salvage anything.

    I now have an external hard drive specifically for backing up important files, which I still haven’t done.

  2. madkane says:

    Wow! We never learn our lessons, do we? :)

  3. Sara says:

    been there. Lol.

  4. madkane says:

    Sorry to hear that. :)

  5. Diesel says:

    That bytes.

  6. plain jane says:

    The local Dell tech person who came to fix my computer at work said he knew of a couple of small businesses that had to close after they lost all their files.

  7. mw says:

    This is the saddest post I have ever read. Where’s my prozac.

  8. Nance says:

    The Carnival of the Mundane
    Was the main reason for why I came
    To check out your blog
    And a comment to log
    So sorry your ‘puter was a pain!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks for stopping by and posting that lim, Nance! :)

    MW, I’ve got first dibs on the prozac. :)

    Plain Jane, I’m not surprised to hear that!

  10. Bryan Hoffman says:

    It’s good to see a sense of humor here. That’s something that’s tough to come by when you lose a hard drive! Losing more than a few myself I’ve also made the mistake of not backing up or burning important data and have ended up losing everything. Actually having any of your computer storage devices will ruin your day so it’s cool to see a fun twist on this oh to familiar scenario.