The novice’s guide to Mac backups

TUAW:

Everyone knows they are supposed to back up, but maybe you aren’t sure what you should do or how you should do it. I’m here to help.

A good read of the various backup methods and procedures.



  • Sigivald

    Interesting that this (and other talk about Mac Backups I’ve seen lately) only talks about using Time Machine via an external attached drive.

    Am I the only person who noticed Apple sells a dedicated Time Machine Server Box, called the Time Capsule (which is also a really nice 802.11ac base station)?

    I have one (previous generation) and it’s the most brilliant thing ever for backups.

    For the more price-sensitive or those wanting more storage or RAID, various non-Apple NAS systems support being a TimeMachine destination, too…

    • Sigivald

      (And to clarify, while using it via WiFi is obviously going to be slow, thus giving “plug in” an advantage, it’s quite fast over local gig-E.

      If I was a laptop guy, I’d want to plug in to ethernet to lower my latency and get better throughput anyway, but even without it, the hourly incrementals are very fast…)