• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

If You're Not Using Time Machine...

 
Gregg Bolinger
GenRocket Founder
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15302
6
Chrome IntelliJ IDE Mac OS X
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
...well I could be mean and call you a name but I won't. All I will say is you should be!! Because of what I had to do today, I let Time Machine restore to my new MBP and the only thing I've had to do at this point is sign in to my wireless network. Everything else is just as it was on my other MBP. Way too awesome!
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 64620
86
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Best. Backup. Ever.
 
Greg Charles
Sheriff
Posts: 2984
12
Firefox Browser IntelliJ IDE Java Mac Ruby
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm not using it, so go ahead and call me the name. I'd like to start though. Do you backup to "the cloud" or to an an external drive?

I have Snow Leopard server edition, and I'm going to upgrade to regular Lion when it comes out. It seems like I'll have to wipe the hard drive to do that. Will Time Machine restore my applications as well as data? That would be a stupid question on Windows, but I'm thinking on Mac it might just be possible.
 
Hussein Baghdadi
clojure forum advocate
Bartender
Posts: 3479
Clojure Mac Objective C
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I use external hard disk (Western Digital) but I really wish to get Drobo device.
Regarding your question, I guess yes it will but of course Mr. Bear is our Apple support man
 
marc weber
Sheriff
Posts: 11343
Java Mac Safari
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I use Time Capsule as my wireless base station and wirelessly back up on its drive. I haven't needed it for anything catastrophic yet, but it's worked great for small recoveries and it's nice peace of mind.
 
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
Marshal Commander
Pie
Posts: 11853
185
C++ Firefox Browser IntelliJ IDE Java Mac Oracle
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What do y'all do for external backups?
 
Hussein Baghdadi
clojure forum advocate
Bartender
Posts: 3479
Clojure Mac Objective C
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
marc weber wrote:I use Time Capsule as my wireless base station and wirelessly back up on its drive. I haven't needed it for anything catastrophic yet, but it's worked great for small recoveries and it's nice peace of mind.

Is it true that the average life span for Time Capsule is 19 months and 20 days?
http://timecapsuledead.org/
 
Hussein Baghdadi
clojure forum advocate
Bartender
Posts: 3479
Clojure Mac Objective C
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Andrew Monkhouse wrote:What do y'all do for external backups?

You mean something like this? Arq Online Backup for Mac
 
Hussein Baghdadi
clojure forum advocate
Bartender
Posts: 3479
Clojure Mac Objective C
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Carbon Copy Cloner allows you to create a bootable back up.
 
Gregg Bolinger
GenRocket Founder
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15302
6
Chrome IntelliJ IDE Mac OS X
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've been looking into iDrive because it will backup TimeMachine data, which is what I want. I don't need an offsite backup in addition to TimeMachine. I just need an offsite backup of TimeMachine itself.
 
marc weber
Sheriff
Posts: 11343
Java Mac Safari
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
marc weber wrote:... I haven't needed it for anything catastrophic yet...

Damn, forgot to knock on wood.

My ancient iMac G5 finally died, so here's the test.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic