My first “Draw Your Day” since I bought Samantha Dion Baker’s new book. I have been sketchbook journaling since art school, but I always like to see how different artists journal in their sketchbooks. This little book is great inspiration. My sketchbook journals were never this clean or polished before. They have literally been the catch-all for my musings, notes, paper scraps and chicken scratch and they still will be to some extent, but it’ll be interesting to begin to treat some of my entries as nearly finished pieces of art. @sdionbakerdesign . .
I finally managed to recover all of my data from an old Drobo after almost three years! Long story (if it manages to help anyone else): I was in a hurry one day making a new TimeMachine backup and accidentally encrypted it (which doesn’t agree with Drobo’s proprietary file system). I quickly cancelled the backup, but by this point the Drobo would no longer mount. It showed as unformatted in the Drobo Dashboard, but it still showed 3.3 TB of data used. My data was there, but it couldn’t be read because the directory had been corrupted! I tried all kinds of methods to get my data back over the years. Finally, tonight, I researched again and found a program called iPartition that was able to change the partition type from whatever the encryption tried to make it back to the original HFS+ format. This allowed the drive to mount! I then used Disk Warrior to rebuild the directory and all my files were back! I’m now in the process of copying all of the data over to another external hard drive as a backup so that I can completely reformat the Drobo. I may go ahead and sell it, as I’m reluctant to trust a device like this that has the worst product support I’ve ever experienced in my life. Seriously, don’t trust your data to a company that uses a proprietary system and then can’t even guarantee that they’ll recover your data for you once their product inevitably fails. Drobo is the absolute worst and they’ll try to send you to recovery experts who charge upwards of $1,500 for what I just did. (Although it did take me almost three years to get to this solution.)
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