Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chosing a computer to record music

I wonder what computer I should use to record music? I am thinking my new used Mac Mini may do this but it seems a very slow machine. I will test it at audio recording. I may install Ardor on this Mac Mini. I do know the Linux computer I have Ubuntu Studio installed on works.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Finally the e-mail store is backed up to the USB key

Finally I moved the copying job from the Dell Vostro which kept over heating to the newer Dell Precision and the files copied over fine and that is done now.

I am now focusing on making a copy of the files on my laptops for a year end back up. I did not actually use a desktop computer at home this past year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I am still struggling to get one copy of my old email storage backed up to to an USB key.

I am working with old email storage on a network drive and using my Dell Vostro to copy the files to a 64GB USB key. These are emails from between 1996 and 2010.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Still working on that one copy of the eMac email store to USB key

I am still working on backing up email. I also have to do year end back ups of my current laptops soon.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

I have almost completed one copy of the eMac's email stores.

I am using my Dell Vostro 3350 to copy files from the network backup storage of eMac emails to a USB key. This is almost completed now. This has all of the existing emails from 1995 and 1996 and 1998 from my Mac Performa 580CD.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

I canceled an order for a brand new Mac Mini and am trying to find a used Mac to get my email storage more portable.

I did order a Mac Mini from the local Apple Store but then canceled the order. I am going to next look for a used recent model mac computer and then possible not finding that, I will try to connect my old eMac Apple computer to an external monitor. This means only buying a Mini VGA adapter or find one around my office somewhere.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Getting email files off a broken Apple eMac computer.

My old 2006 eMac computer is broken and the monitor seem to be the broken part. The computer will still boot up. With a little direction and encouragement from my brother, I logged into the Apple eMac computer remotely over my home LAN from an Ubuntu Studio laptop. I am now copying the Library/Mail files off to a network drive. I have done this logging in remotely to a computer with a dead screen, once before for a friend whose computer was broken. A Linux computer is a good option for logging in remotely. Then I simply copy files off the hard drive to a network drive.

Tomorrow I pick up a brand new Mac Mini from the local Apple Store and bring it home and try to load the old emails into the new machine. I then may try to export those old 1995 to 2010 emails to Thunderbird.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

My email backups are almost completed but I have not yet installed Thunderbird

I have email from storage on a network drive now backed up to a USB external drive. I also have started to back up the same storage to a simple USB key or memory stick. Next steps will be trying to import all this Pre-2010 email to Thunderbird email software with on a Linux computer or on a Windows 10 computer.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Email back ups and searching are two email concerns.

I am going to test out loading all my past 22 years of emails into Thunderbird and see if I can convert all the old files to load there. I am also concerned with a quick way of searching old emails.