Backing up

I just put a post-it on Jake’s computer, with an arrow pointing toward the upper-right corner of the screen. It says:

If there is no icon here for the Time Machine disk, tell Papa.
Backups are important.

I noticed this evening that said Time Machine disk had dropped offline over a month ago, on August 15th, and Jake either didn’t notice, or didn’t care.

Silly boy, he’ll care if the system disk fails – it’s happened before – and he doesn’t have a recent backup.

I restarted the machine, and power-cycled the Time Machine disk. Backups are working again.