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RIP 400 pages of my novel

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TFW you decide you're finally going to crack down and finish that novel you've been working on for 6ish years.

Plug in the external where you backed it and all your databases on (I have a lot of characters :P).

Drive corrupted.  Everything gone.  Run all disk repairs and diagnostics.  Drive not even accessible.  Google Drive, DropBox, OneDrive...didn't back it up.

I had 400+ pages done of 700ish planned.

:(

Oh well...needed a reboot anyway.  Changed a lot of my own lore.

I have Mozart to keep me company.

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Well shit man

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Yeah and of all people to be cursed with being in the channel with at the time it happened to be me. :(

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Already started typing again.  This time, saving directly to OneDrive :P

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Happened to me once, I saved one of mine to a google doc and lost my other one. only about 15k words but still a lose.

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Nothing beats multiple physical backups (one live copy, two rolling backups at least - with at least one set off site) that you control.

Yeah, I got religion about that shit awhile back.  Sorry for your loss, bro.

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10 hours ago, MasterAralo said:

You damn kids and your clouds!  Hard copies people!  HARD COPIES!

Yeah I had a hard copy...on my external...which is now a paperweight.

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