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Backups, Bridge, and Server Integrity – You Can’t Design Without Them – Jamie Maing

Backups, Bridge, and Server Integrity – You Can’t Design Without Them

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Backups, Bridge, and Server Integrity – You Can’t Design Without Them

Recently I had the unfortunate incident of losing all my hard earned design mock-ups and source files because of a lack of data integrity on a server. This was the first time I have ever cut and pasted a folder, only to lose all the data that was inside the folder. As a note to all designers out there, it's better to back up your files and do copy & paste, avoid the cut...I had to learn the hard way.

Recently I had the unfortunate incident of losing all my hard earned design mock-ups and source files because of a lack of data integrity on a server. This was the first time I have ever cut and pasted a folder, only to lose all the data that was inside the folder. As a note to all designers out there, it’s better to back up your files and do copy & paste, avoid the cut…I had to learn the hard way.

In thinking about why and how this happened, it dawned upon me that the system we use has encryption placed on all the files on the server and for some reasons my desktop too. Now normally you’d expect this not to be a problem. But when you’re using Adobe Bridge on a daily basis and rely on it for browsing and moving files, the usual click and drag from the desktop doesn’t work if you attempt to drop the file(s) into a Bridge window. Now this is no fault of Adobe since almost no one encrypts their desktop files, but I can’t help but wonder why this wasn’t taken into consideration for Bridge. In doing a little research it turns out I can manually turn off the encryption on my desktop. One problem though, after I rebooted my computer the default settings returned my desktop to the encrypted mode. What a day…and this why I prefer my own computer un-tampered windows set-up at home.

Regardless of all this, nothing beats a good back-up.

“Yay! First blog, short, but a valuable lesson was learned” Jamie Maing

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