Doing Backups Ain’t Like The Movies

In the movies, you’ll watch the hero covertly enter someone else’s office, quickly hack into and navigate the computer system, drop a cd into the drive, and wait impatiently for 5-10 seconds while all of the data copies.

In reality, I fumble with the disks, can’t even get the DVD drive to open (keeps closing automatically, almost as if it knows its toying with me), discover my Windows 2003 server doesn’t software for doing a backup to DVD even if I want to, go through 2 or 3 reboots, have to figure out the obtuse software, write the first disk and fail, do it over, and finally, about 2 hours later, I have a simple backup.

If only life emulated art…..

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