Day 14 - More computer problems!!
Again this morning there was a problem with the back-ups. It seems like the computer did not see the firewire bus and suddenly froze. Rich uses an older Powermac G5, and I think it is just dying. I really hope that it will make it at least through to the end of our project…. Finally after a hard reboot it started back-upping. But after 15 minutes of copying the files it suddenly stopped again. What?? I had to reboot the computer again and tried to start the back up again, only with no success. After some troubleshooting it seemed that the new drive was causing the problem, and I had to take it back to the store.
While Rich was working on our music I went back to the Apple Store in Pasadena with the studio assistant Jeff. Luckily they had enough of these drives in stock, so I bought an extra drive to be sure and we raced back and at the end of the day I started the back up again. This time triple backups (one drive of Rich, two of mine). All went well with the back-ups, but we lost almost a day of work because of these problems.
All in all these computer problems have cost us about three days of work, so we really need to hurry up. I might even have to let the label know that I won’t make the deadline. That would be a problem, as they said that if we don’t make the deadline, we will look at a september release. That is way too late, so we really want to get this music released asap!
But forst thing’s first. It’s nearly 02:30 am so I need to get some sleep. Rich will be in early tomorrow, as he will have only a half day to work on our CD as other clients will come in.