[Dirvish] Backup Drive Failure

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Nov 4 13:17:05 UTC 2010

   I was quite surprised to learn this morning that dirvish did not run
because the drive could not be found. It turns out that it stopped running
after I turned it on when I logged out last evening.

   The drive is about 11 months old and lived in an external enclosure
connected by a USB cable that provided power and data. I would turn off the
drive each morning and turn it back on each evening. Could this have
contributed to its failure?

   I'll need to dig out the invoice and see if it's still under warranty,
then set up a replacement drive. Because I've had almost all the hard drives
last for years I'm surprised this one went so quickly. Have other dirvish
users experienced early backup drive failures?


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