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The Movie Vanishes: How Toy Story 2 Was Wiped Out and Recovered [Video]

Redundant backups are important for everyone; this entertaining animated short highlights how an accidental backup saved the Toy Story 2.

[via Neatorama]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/16/12

Comments (6)

  1. BlackHoleSun

    I hope they learned to verify their backups after this, since they didn’t bother for at least the previous month.

  2. Andrew MacDowell

    So she was the technical director.

    A major failing on her part then. Difficult to keep her mind on the job with the kids, baby and all.

  3. Ian

    The WHOLE film ? At home ?
    I’m thinking words like Piracy, Data Theft, Unauthorised removal of company property, misuse of IT systems and all the other crap we reminded by from IT Security on a monthly basis

  4. Ushindi

    Glad to know even highly paid professionals do dumb things like I (very, very rarely, of course) do…lol

  5. rudy m

    shhhhhh………it happens.

  6. Wayne Riker

    Can’t wait to see corporations counting on employees to backup the system to their home machines. They’re already moving towards employees being mandated to buy their own network devices, laptops and smartphones for use in the corporation.

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