Backup with Mac OS X, Leopard
The latest version of Mac OS X, known as "Leopard", comes with a backup
application called "Time Machine", which makes creating and storing backups
The "Time Machine" utility allows users to browse through virtual time, and see what
there computer files looked in the past, and find any lost or corrupted files.
"Time Machine" can create backups on to any connected HFS+ formatted FireWire or
USB drive. It can also backup to another Mac running Leopard.
Initially Time Machine creates a full backup of the entire computer, (Though skipping
certain files, such as cache files.) After the initial backup Time Machine
creates incremental backups (only changes are backed up) every hour of every day. Hourly
backups are stored for 24 hours, daily backups for a month, and weekly backups
long term. Time Machine can also be configured to only backup certain files.
Time Machine is great news for Mac users. However, any good backup strategy
will include multiple backups.
Having files on another hard disk is a good start, but having another copy of
the backups off-site would be a good idea.
The easiest and safest would be to include online backup to the strategy.
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