mailing list memberships reminder

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed Jul 1 07:31:33 EDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-07-01 at 12:12 +0100, MacFH - C E Macfarlane wrote:
> Jeez, "a couple of years ago"???!!!   Don't they make backups more often 
> than that???!!!

No, I didn't.

Annoyingly, I did have a friend who'd been staying with us during
lockdown — he was here "for a few weeks while his house purchase went
through" when it hit — who had purchased a new backup server of his own
and was mocking me into compliance when I admitted I didn't have proper

I had *almost* got round to buying a shiny new machine of my own when
the RAID failed in the machine that was, and I
realised that the crappy Dell hardware RAID controller had *already*
dropped a disk for some reason without me realising, so it was now
completely gone.

So the last "backup" is from when the lists were last hosted on a
different machine of mine, before it was all moved over to the now-dead 
one. And is from May 2018.

> Doubtless that's why this has all come to the wrong email address again, 
> and presumably I'll have to change them all again :-(

Yes. Apologies for that.

It's backed up now.... not that that helps.

Maybe after next time I'll start *verifying* my backups too.
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