Backup 3.0 even working?

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  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    So I have no idea if my Backup 3.0 program is working. Before, on 2.0, it made 1 huge file and i could check how big it was and confirm it got all my stuff. Now with Backup 3.0, it makes them all into seperate files, each up to 4GB. I have no clue what files truely got backed up, what didnt.

    Before, I tried to backup stuff and it was around 30GB and it made five 4GB files on Oct. 13. Today, I told it to backup again and all those files are there plus 2 new files each almost 4GB. But my new total packup should only be 20GB. So i have no idea what the heck this program is doing, if it really backuped what i wanted it to backup or not. :mad:
     
  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

    radiantm3

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    It's working just fine. The new backup allows rollbacks so it has like 3 versions or so of your backups. I'm not sure if you can fix that in the preferences or not.
     
  3. DJY macrumors 6502a

    DJY

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    I hope it works!
    After my last incremental backup... I deleted my old BackUp2 files!

    I love the way you more easily have different plans...
    1. personal settings and data goes to .Mac
    2. Home drive goes to external hard drive.
    3. iLife goes to external hard drive.

    Looks like it does the first one - exactly as you asked it to do...
    then susbsequent backups just adds any extra / new files to save time / size.
     
  4. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    yea, i deleted my backup 2.0 files also. I hope its doing it right cause I cant tell what its doing and what its not doing cause the files are just big files with no info in what they contain
     
  5. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Do you have to be a .Mac member (full-paid) to use Backup3 to it's full capacity? (noticed a 100Mb trial user restriction on all backups)

    Can you continue to use the backup locally, once your first yeas .Mac membership is up?

    Is there another backup type application available, that doesn't require you being a .Mac member? (seems strange that an OS wouldn't have a backup ability built in - even XP does!)
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, Backup just had a software update to 3.01 or some such - do a Software Update and it should get downloaded....
     
  7. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Um, trial members I think get only 50 MB, or at least when look for information on backup sizes.
     
  8. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    Backup3.01 seems to allow upto 100Mb.

    What happens once your trial membership is up? Do you loose ability to use Backup, or does it continue to limit each backup size?
     
  9. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    i have a membership so i dunno about the limits =/
     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    Backup 3.0 works fine. Backup 2.0 had major issues for me. Then again I'm backing up to Optical media.
     
  11. EGT macrumors 68000

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    You haven't set to back up to a DVD so it splits the data over a certain number of files or something? :confused:

    I've backed up 5gbs of data to my iPod and some smaller stuff to .Mac. Makes me feel very secure.

    I didn't really use Backup 2.0 but the new version is fantastic! I love it.
     

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