Upgrading risks

I got a good laugh when reading Mike’s post about MySQL 4.1 Hashing. Remembered a thing in the past I did.

About 15 years ago, I got a preview of a great new FileMaker Pro version for Macintosh, and I converted (!) all my databases to the new format. What I didn’t knew, was that the preview expired after a few months and the next time I started the application, it wrote over my databases with text files with the only content: ”This preview has expired”. Did I have backups? Yes. But how many records had I added since those were taken? Enough to keep me busy a couple of days.

But what would the world of computers be without upgrades and living on the edge?!?! 😀 For me, it’s part of the whole beauty, trying new things!