Home Networking

I am a computer geek. I have a home network complete with a server. I am sure that this is not uncommon nowadays, but among my peers and coworkers, I am Mr. Tech Support. Considering the fact that I work with databases and such all day long, this is kind of scary. But nevertheless, I am good at what I do.

But there is a reason that I am good at what I do: I seem to make all of my mistakes at home.

I decided that it was time to update the security on my server and that I needed restructure my file hierarchy. I moved a lot of folders around. I thought a folder was empty, but it was not. This folder was all of my program installation files. A lot can be said for backing everything up, but since it used to have its own separate drive that rarely got touched, I had never bothered. Fortunately, I still have most of the original installation disks.

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I am the father of two wonderful boys, and the husband of one wonderful wife.
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2 Responses to Home Networking

  1. Andy says:

    Ouch – that must have been really painful. have you tried any of the disk recovery programs that may get the stuff back? http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinspector.html may help you.

  2. Ron says:

    I was able to recover about seventy percent of the program installation files, but I do not store them as a single file, I break them out into their parts. This unfortunately means that I have no way of knowing if I am missing a portion of that installation. I think that from now on I will store all of my installation backups as disk images.

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