My laptop just self-immolated. Other then the fact that the warrentee repairs will take "up to three weeks", am I saddened? Nope. I finally got a decent backup scheme going, and I only lost perhaps a sum total of an hour of work.
It is likely that the repair technicians will not have to wipe the hard drive (unless the sight of Linux freaks them out when they fix it), but even so, I'm not afraid of data loss, because I've got it all right here.
So.... is your data backed up?
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