Now sit down my dear and listen carefully, I’ll tell you a story about how I almost lost all my sources.
A while ago, I decided to give my marvelous Macbook pro mid-2013 an upgrade. I searched online a little bit and at the end I bought an SSD drive, a Corsair Force LE 240GB.
“But 240 is not enough!” you might say. “You’re right”. It’s not enough.
I was not using the DVD drive at all so after a brief research, I found the right adapter and replaced it with the old 500gb Apple disk , leaving space for my shiny new SSD.
Everything was perfect, El Capitan was lightning fast, everybody was happy. But then came the day that I needed Windows. So Bootcamp joined us and new partitions started to appear.
180GB OSX Extended and 60GB NTFS on the SSD.
450GB OSX Extended and 50GB exFAT on the ol’ Apple disk.
Again, everything was perfect, El Capitan was still lightning fast, Windows 10 was running fine, everybody was happy.
I was running Windows from the SSD and all the programs were installed on the other drive, together with all the source codes. Yes, before you ask, I have a Bitbucket account. Yeah, a Github one too, but Bitbucket gives you private repos for free.
However, after a while, I realized that when Win10 goes to sleep mode some strange misbehavior appears, in the form of weird SMART messages when turning on MacOs.
Long story short, one day I rebooted from Win to MacOs and puff! the partition with all the sources was gone. Disappeared. An empty, dark and cold space.
I almost got an heart attack.
Disk Util, Disk Warrior, mysterious command line tools, I tried everything, nothing worked. After hours of researches and curses, I fired up Windows and did the only thing I had left:
chkdsk e: /f
That saved my day.
Moral of the story? Always backup your source codes, even the most insignificant snippets.