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Archive for April 1, 2021


Completely unrelated to the pictures in the post and the fact that it is April Fool’s Day, I write about back-up errors. My many images are backed up redundantly on multiple hard drives. I download my memory card directly to each drive. Needless to say, I am almost OCD about the process. Really! So, there are errors. There always are. The maddening part is that you just don’t know where the errors are located. I randomly hit on an image in the Lightroom catalog. The dialog said the file could not be found, locate it. Ok. I went to the external drive and the entire folder of images was empty. The other three back-up drives all showed an empty folder. My database said I had 111 images downloaded to that folder. The catalog showed the file images that were supposed to be there and were now missing. Mystery?! In my OCD ways, I never throw anything out. Similarly, I don’t wipe my memory cards. I just store them away. Ha ha. Nuts! After about an hour, I found the memory card and the files. All four current backup drives are updated. Life goes on. Truth! Back up your stuff. There are always errors. I refuse to lose sleep over it. But rest assured, there are errors.

The post? It is April Fool’s Day. Ray is up in the window. He got there climbing the bookcase. How? I haven’t a clue.