Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, August 10, 2006
# 3:20:00 PM:

Backup done right

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Several times over the past decade I've complained that the built-in backup software from operating system providers is either inadequate or simply absent.

While I have some questions about it, and no doubt there are some gotchas, Apple's upcoming Time Machine application for its Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" OS update, due in the new year, finally made me go, "Aha! That's the way it's supposed to work." Yes, you need a separate disk volume for your backups, but that's a good idea anyway. And except for the wacky galaxy background (which I hope you can change), the user interface is a brilliant idea.

I think the OS upgrade will be worth it for that single application alone.

Of course, this is yet another elegant solution to a previously non-problem we've created for ourselves. Plus ça change...


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