This past weekend saw the death of one of the drives in my Linux media server. Sadly, it was the drive with all my media. This means I’ve lost my entire music library. All my ripped albums and seven years of emusic downloads all gone in the blink of an eye. And, like an idiot, I hadn’t backed up any of it. I back up everything else. I have two complete backups of my main computer, and my photographs are backed up in three places, but my music was left entirely sans backup. I can recover from this – I can re-download the stuff that’s still available on emusic, and I can re-rip my CDs but it will take time and bandwidth. I’m more annoyed at myself than anything – I know better but I still got caught flat-footed. Stupid.

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