Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bike and Wall

You know how I love photos of textured walls and bikes...it is a scene that I can't walk by without taking a photo...

This may be my last "new" photo to post for awhile...I am having a major crisis with my Drobo. On my birthday (a couple of days ago), my computer said all of my 85,000+ photos are gone. I have almost 3 Terabytes of photos from the past 10 years all on my Drobo, and at this time, I have no access to them. I am fairly certain they are all still on my drive, but I am working with Drobo to find out how to recover all my data. Needless to say, I am majorly stressed about this. I don't know what I will do if I were to lose ALL my photos...it would be a major disaster!!

If and when I do finally get things back to normal, I will need to totally re-think my back-up strategy. I bought the Drobo so that I would feel secure in my back-ups, but didn't count on the Drobo itself to fail....arrrrrrgh!!

If any of you out there are Drobo experts, let me know...I really need to talk to you...

8 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

The blue wall probably reflects how you feel right about now, Scotty. The idea of losing all your wonderful pictures - well, it doesn't bear thinking of. Good luck with figuring out your Drobo.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Owen said...

Beautiful blue wall & bike, easy to see why it seduced you.

Sincerely hope there will be a quick fix to your technical issue.

I'm currently using three different large external hard drives, with full backups on each of the PC hard drive, as I would hate to lose all my photos due to one piece of equipment failing...
Good luck !

HighlanderImages said...

This is a worry .... I also have a Drobo and this is also not the first time I have heard of this type of problem with Drobo. I am using my Drobo as a backup system .... all my photos are on a RAID disk in my MacPro.
I will be interested to hear of any suggestions from Drobo and hopefully your successful recovery of the photos.
Keep us informed and Good Luck.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Big boys don´t take backups but they cry a lot :-)

I don´t use Drobo but I have my photos on three different harddrives. Two in my house and a third located at another part of the town.

I really hope that you can recover your huge amount of wonderful photos Scotty.

Good luck and cheers ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. I am sorry to hear, Scotty.

All the best. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

Leslie

Phil said...

Outstanding photo image. The vivid colours, light and general setting are almost photographically priceless.

I truly, sincerely hope that Drobo can help you recover your image collection. Made me shudder just to read this. I had all my PC and kit and back up's stolen a few years back, and I'm still grieving the loss, so I can only imagine your despair at the moment.

You have my deepest sympathies and best wishes.

fiziskandarz said...

ouch. really sorry to hear about the images :( if there's any consolation, i really like the composition of the picture :)

Scotty Graham said...

Thanks for the support you guys. I am still working on recovering my photos, and will keep you updated on my progress....it sure makes me think differently about my workflow, and is a very scary thing to happen...my horror story is still happening, so it's not over yet.