GVP030 - Backing Up
Rewind a couple of weeks ago
You may recall me stripping down the Amiga 2000.
The GVP030 is connected to this 3.5" SCSI drive.
Was a real struggle booting her up.
The drive is so full of Amiga goodies.
But I think she is finally about to fall over.
And so it really is time to get busy.
So I prepared the machine for a Parnet-Transfusion.
And the data transfer was begun.
The A600 set up crude but effective.
I needed quite a lot of hard drive space.
Sadly the process was real slow going.
Took a full two days in all... Day and night.
Evidence of a bracketed card to the end bay.
The A600 CF card blinking away.
Once complete it was time to fire up the ZIP drive.
First up a full copy of the Workbench.
And finally copies of the hard drives.
And so I safely backed up the whole hard drive.
There were a number of Checksum errors and I made a
note of the files so I can rebuild the software.
Also for some reason the A600 had a software failure
at odd times and I needed to reboot. Amazingly the
transfer would pause on the A2000 and then simply
carry on when I hit the Boot Host button on the 600.
All complete now and the A2000 is resting. Two full
days she ran without any problem. It really is just
a case of a broken heart.
There was such a lot of AMOS and DICE stuff on the
machine plus loads and loads of mods and samples.
That was a struggle in more ways than one