Backup 2.0

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Backup 2.0 to be released shortly from Apple.
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    What kind of features/improvements could be expected from this?
  3. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    I wonder how shortly. Backup 2.0 sounds like a nice little update in a Apple Paris Expo keynote speech.
  4. AllenPSU macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2003
    Backup 1.0?

    I am assuming that Backup 1.x is the .mac product. If so does that product allow you to back up to non iDisk media?

    Also is it any good?
  5. bcsimac macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2002
    Bolivar, TN
    I am not very impressed with Backup right now

    I was happy with Backup right up to 1.2.1. Apple then decided after that to release versions that only work with Apple built-in drives. 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 have been totally useless and I won't install them on my iMac. Apple is not being very considerate when you figure that many older iMacs, PowerBooks, iBooks, G4 Cubes, G4 towers don't have CDRW drives or DVD-R/CDRW SuperDrives built-in. Let us not forget that they were still selling iBooks and eMacs with CD-ROM drives....not CDRW or DVD-R/CDRW SuperDrives built-in. Many of these Macs either came with CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives. Combo drives didn't come to be standard for awhile and neither did just CDRW drives being built-in. As far as I am concerned, I see it as Apple only offering Backup services to the new Mac buyers and totally leaving current Mac users with systems that might be only a year or so old in the cold.......and I am not happy about that. I am sticking with 1.2.1 because at least it works with my system. I have a Rev. B iMac that I have put a lot of investment 256 MB of memory, a 13.6 GB HD, like USB CDRW, and etc. I had thought about getting a G4 upgrade or Sonnet Tech's Harmoni and maybe a MCE 16X or 24X CDRW drive to replace the internal drive and I have wanted to upgrade to 30 GB for a while. I don't have the resources to just get a new system especially since must of the investments have been made in the last year or so. I hope Apple gets it together and starts to allow CD burning with 3rd party drives works with iPhoto, and reason for Backup not to work too.
  6. xjohn macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    Is there a reason why Backup doesn't support backing up to an external hard drive?
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    i know, it's such a shame. i'd love the ability to backup to a firewire HD. i hate CDRWs.
  8. GregGomer macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Ditto to that, Backup if it could recognize more file types that you can quickly schedule to backup, and most importantly back up to a Fire Wire Hard Drive or Burner, it would be a much better and much more usable app.

  9. xjohn macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    I just really don't understand why Backup won't back up to an external HD. It seems like such a basic feature! So easy to implement, I would think.

    Does anyone know of a reason why Backup doesn't provide this feature?
  10. JoeRadar macrumors regular

    May 28, 2003
    Re: Backup 1.0?

    Yes. I backup weekly to DVD-R disks.

    Is it any good? I am not sure.

    I fear Apple has headed down the Microsoft path: prematurely release a crappy initial version (tied to Apple products) and get the bugs out over time. I do like the relatively simplicity, however.

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