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I Lost My Obsidian Archive

Or more like... I accidently deleted it.

A few weeks ago, I decided to start using Obsidian for note taking. In this particular case, I am currently reading "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Tim Ferriss.

Since the book has a lot of knowledge in it that I would like to try and remember, I decided that I would take notes while reading it.

In the end, I decided to give Obsidian a try.

Well, everything was going good until I decided to switch back from Linux to Windows.

Usually, when I switch between the two operating systems, I always make sure to backup my data. However, for this swap, I thought I already had a copy of my Obsidian Vault on my NAS.

That was not the case, as after I finished installing Windows and getting my programs on it, I opened up my NAS to see that my vault was no longer there...

You see, when I was using Linux, I ended up cutting the vault from my NAS, and not copying it.

Thus, when I decided to switch back to Windows, I was under the understanding that the vault was still on my NAS, and didn't think to back it up.

Luckily, I was only about 50 pages into the book, so the number of notes I have, though a decent amount, wasn't a full book's worth of notes.

Good news is, re-reading the first 50 pages of the book again is allowing me to pick up on notes I missed the first go around, so I am not too terribly upset by this.

However, it did change my mind on my personal push to "Self-Host" everything.

Before this happened, I was self hosting my password manager, my to-do list, my media library, and a few other tools. However, after this situation, I realized that it may not be best for me to self-host critical/important tools, at least not until I can dedicate some money into building a proper backup system. Thus, I currently only self-host my media library (Sonarr/Radarr/Jellyfin/Jackett/Traefik), and currently have no plans at self hosting any of the other tools I use.

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