The novice’s guide to Mac backups


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…)