January 3rd, 2008

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In a fit of sanity...

...I realized I should be using rsync (the simple local mode) to copy all those files from the flaky hard drive to the good one. It's much more intelligent than a simple finder copy. I wish, though, that the documentation wasn't quite so convoluted.

Of course, I figured this out about 45 minutes before I should have been leaving the office, so the files are sitting there copying now (if they're not finished yet). We'll see what the data looks like in the morning.
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It looks like it worked...

I got in to work this morning, and it looks like everything copied. All the music folders. All the photo folders. It looks like less than a half-dozen files lost. rsync was definitely the right choice to copy things.

There's still probably a bit of work to reconstitute the iTunes libraries completely (I expect that the filenames weren't preserved exactly), but that's not a real big deal.