Backing up - SilverKeeper Help please

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  1. ScotRobson macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I have had a LeCie external hard drive for a while now and never got round to using it :eek:

    So yesterday I decided that it was time to back up my system. The things I am most worried about are my music, emails and pictures.

    What I did was chose to back up my home folder and chose that as a "set" - is this the right thing to do to back up everything i want to?

    Also, I would like it to backup every night at midnight. I have set it to do that however I dont know if I need to keep my LeCie mounted on my desktop and SilverKeeper open, or will it work if my LeCie is ejected and the SilverKeeper software is quit?????

    Also I have another user which I would like to back up aswell - I am unable to access any of the files for that user unless I am logged into that account. So i'm a bit worried that if I select that users home folder from my main account that it will not back up properly? Does that make sense?

    Many thanks
    Scot
     
  2. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I use Silverkeeper with my LaCie. You don't have to keep the application running. Even better - it wakes your Mac up, backs up then let's it go back to sleep. I back up the entire Macintosh HD with no problems. Oh, you do need to keep the LaCie mounted...
     
  3. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am having a problem with getting silverkeeper to back up automatically - i have set it to back up at 22.30 daily but it doesnt seem to work. I have noticed when i am sat at the computer that sometimes silverkeeper pops open, but then it closes straight away and not at the time its meant to.

    Could someone post a screen shot of how my settings should be - or give me some idea as to what might be wrong. Also I do change things on my mac everyday so it should always be backing up or at least changing something.

    Thanks
    Scot
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Double check what has been backed up by Silverkeeper. Silverkeeper has worked for me, but I let a friend borrow my external drive and it didn't back up everything that she needed it to backup. PEBKAC. She set up exclusions that were not exsactly what she needed. I didn't double check the backup.

    I don't run the program on a schedule, so I can't help you there.
     
  5. ScotRobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My whole home folder is backed up. Its not a problem with it not backing up certain things only that it doesnt do it automatically when it is meant to.
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Double check what has been backed up by Silverkeeper. Silverkeeper has worked for me, but I let a friend borrow my external drive and it didn't back up everything that she needed it to backup. PEBKAC. She set up exclusions that were not exactly what she needed. I didn't double-check the backup. Her computer crashed and she is now paying for data reclamation.

    I don't run the program on a schedule, so I can't help you there.
     

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