i'm running the free server on my mac mimi. it's installed on a 2 GB thumb drive. every time the power goes out, it trashed the db file and i have to reinstall the whole damn thing and start over... very annoying. the power has gone out three times in the past month. i'm beginning to feel that california is a 3rd-world region. anyway, i made a disk image (.dmg) of the flash drive as a BU, but when i restored the flash drive from my BU, it doesn't work.

the mini is running 10.8.2.

what can i do to solve this issue?

thanks for your help.