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Friday, 10.Sep.2004

18:13 - data will expand to fill the volume it is stored on // quickie

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no, I'm not actually doing work.. I stayed late to work on consolidating my data.. I'm moving all the stuff from me two previous machines to this one. I'm also reviewing 6q's mixset he has on his site, nice stuff if a little rough at some points.

I just checked the volume stats for my current storage space: 184GB used.

This is particularly interesting, since the old HDDs were both 80GB in size. combine this with the 40GB from the iPod that I'm also merging in, and you're at a *maximum* storage capacity of 200GB. I didn't copy over the system areas, or programs, but strictly my home directories from the 80s, one of which I know was no more than 15GB (since that's how big the /home partition was on that machine).

I'm sensing there is a high probability I am experiancing some data duplication.

I honestly have no idea what is taking up all this space.. well, no idea beyond iTunes telling me the music library is 28GB. that still leaves quite a bit of space unaccounted for.

in related news, I still haven't managed to get Outlook to import the mbox archive of all my old email. frelling M$ can't even read a long-established internet standard format.. :(

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From:aaangyl
Date:18:59 10.Sep.2004 (UTC)
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data: I have a similar problem, and a similar quantity of data, and, now that I have the 200G external, I'm working on some consolidating too. But I'm doing it in slow steps where I'm checking for duplication and kinda triaging. I had like whole images and backups of old systems that I've already imported all the data from and such. There's also a lot that I *should* dump, but probably won't, like old mail files and such. If I haven't needed the data in 5 years, I don't see why I should keep it, but some "but what if"s are hard to let go of.

mail: There are tons and tons and more tons of conversion programs and scripts out there. You might have to bounce it through a few different things, but I bet you can google up whatever sort of converter you might need.
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From:lograh
Date:9:23 13.Sep.2004 (UTC)
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I can find tons of filters to move mail out of outlook, but none to move it in (kinda makes sense, who honestly *wants* to use outlook?). And I tried moving it to Eudora first, but the importer for outlook to go from eudora failed.. grrr..
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From:noisepimp
Date:10:06 11.Sep.2004 (UTC)
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damn, I remember my first system that had a hard drive--40 megabytes. It seemed HUGE compared to running off dual-floppy systems. I figured there was no way I could fill it. I mean, that was like 25 floppy discs--the high-density kind!

took about four months, I think.
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From:lograh
Date:9:26 13.Sep.2004 (UTC)
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I remember my old 40MB 5.25 full-height HDD. that thing was great! shit, I ran Night Stalker off it. the comforting sound of hearing the drive slowly grind away into the night while I fell asleep was a gentle lullabye I depended on.
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From:6q
Date:11:20 11.Sep.2004 (UTC)

Mixset...

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Hey man, email me your review of the mixset. I'm hard at work on volume 2 and could use some critiquing I'm sure...

http://sixq.net/sounds/music/ for those curious...
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