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jwz: Classic backup advice

jwz - PSA: backups

This forum question about a comment I made on the most recent MacBreak Weekly reminds me that I mention jwz's advice on backup often enough that it's worth reposting the URL (as well as making sure credit goes where it's due). On the one hand, his advice could hardly be simpler (that's one reason I like it), but how many of us have taken the time to put a mature backup regime in place?

If you value your data, can't tolerate downtime, and are casting about for a thorough solution, consider giving this a try.

"OMG, three drives is so expensive! That sounds like a hassle!" Shut up. I know things. You will listen to me. Do it anyway.


TOPICS: backup, hardware, jwz
bmccaff's picture

Good method -- this replaces SuperDuper until v. 2.5 is released

I've been bravely using SuperDuper with Leopard, despite it's incompatibility. I guess duping my main drive very easy to do with rsync.

I've also found that JungleDisk is a very effective backup method when combined with ChronoSync. It's a best of both worlds: offsite, encrypted and as-incremental-as-you-want. I'm working on a writeup and will post it soon.

I even want to try JungleDisk with rsync, scheduled using launchd, cron's successor.




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