Backing up - SilverKeeper Help please

ScotRobson

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Feb 3, 2004
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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
 

Cooknn

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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...
 

ScotRobson

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Cooknn said:
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...

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
 

Eniregnat

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Jan 22, 2003
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In your head.
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.
 

ScotRobson

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Eniregnat said:
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.
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.
 

Eniregnat

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Jan 22, 2003
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In your head.
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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