OneDrive Deletes Local Files

I recently upgraded my laptop hard disk and in the process discovered either a feature or bug, regardless, an undesired outcome.  Microsoft OneDrive (was SkyDrive) deleted two files without notifying or asking me.  Here’s the sequence.   1) Backed up my entire disk using Disk Mode on Acronis TrueImage 2013.  This preserves system and hidden … Continue reading OneDrive Deletes Local Files

SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola 2012

This past Saturday was the first time I’ve organized a SQL Saturday, and it spawned a number of other firsts.  Each of them presented its own challenges and benefits, and while I was exhausted for days afterwards, I would not hesitate to repeat the experience. Organizing the event involved coordinating venue, sponsors, food and drink … Continue reading SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola 2012

Anatomy of a Solid State Disk Failure

Solid state drives can fail just like anything can. I’ve been told that they fail gracefully and I’ll have enough time to rescue my files.  Is that true?  Read on. For a couple weeks my home PC’s SSD (a 60GB OC-Z Agility 1 I bought two years ago on sale) has been reporting errors when … Continue reading Anatomy of a Solid State Disk Failure