Recovery Notes

I got a little data off the iMac drive by copying while running OSX, but it turns out that it’s been far more reliable to just pull the drive and hook it up to Ubuntu with a sata->usb adapter. Large file copies in OSX would fail after a while, but I’ve been able to pull several > 100MB files (lightroom catalogs) from the drive without halts or apparent errors. I’ve been able to get all my email off, and a selection of other bits and pieces that will make restoring the machine that much easier. And, to top it off, I found a 5 month old backup from a earlier run of Time Machine.

But what’s even better is my old dev workstation, one that I was in the process of migrating off of onto more modern hardware, lost its root drive over the weekend. But, no data loss on that one.

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