Backup - Backup - Backup

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  1. deany macrumors 68030

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  2. satcomer, Sep 17, 2016
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    Trust me you want a CCC at home too because booting to it is dead symbol (once it builds a cache the first time) and then you can keep working while getting a replacement drive/install on your Mac! This saved me a couple of times when a HHD died and then a couple of years ago when a first generational SSD decided not to work anymore!
     
  3. deany thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hi
    I keep the Carbon Copy Clone (weekly backup) on a 1TB hard drive under the passenger seat of my car in a "hard case" - so readily available.

    Yes I'm taking the risk - my car being stolen (its an 11 year old car cherished never the less) but I cant be bothered thinking about all that.
     
  4. satcomer, Sep 18, 2016
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    I say you should leave in a safety deposit box or a close relative!
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    In a corner of my front room: a hand-me-down tower computer with FreeNAS storing data in a relatively large ZFS pool, conforming to Apple's Time Machine Network Interface Specification (TMNIS) although in recent months, I rarely use this Time Machine server with any Mac client.

    I typically use the NAS as a target for replications (backups) that are automated by Life Preserver – a feature of PC-BSD and, more recently, TrueOS Desktop.

    All ZFS on the notebook that I currently use, somewhat more capable than the Mobile Time Machine (MTM) that is was normally available to users of Apple notebooks.

    Yesterday evening, after a refresh of Firefox removed much more than was desirable, I used an automated snapshot to regain what was required. Copied from the ZFS snapshot and pasted to my 'fresh' Firefox profile.

    This screen shot of yesterday's incident shows Insight – a feature of Lumina desktop environment, used here with KDE Plasma 4. Note the difference between the real time (19:49) and what's on the timeline in the window of Insight:

    Insight contextual menu opening a folder.png


    A quick comparison

    Time Machine browser is pleasantly three dimensional and plunges the user into outer space, away from nearly everything that's associated with Apple's desktop environment. There's a single window of Finder, with a specialised set of tools in its toolbar.

    Insight readily does what's required in harmony with the desktop environment.


    Ouch

    I must re-investigate my options for remote/WAN backup.


    macOS Sierrouch

    Release candidate build 16A319 with a MacBookPro11,2. Time Machine has not automatically used Mobile Time Machine for local snapshots, neither can I find (in the Time Machine pane of System Preferences) a way to enable the feature. I wonder whether it was quietly deprecated … over to the macOS Sierra area to ask a few questions …
     
  6. deany, Sep 18, 2016
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    deany thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yep, you are right, going to start keeping the USB drives at my mums starting today.
    Then buy a small inexpensive safe deposit box set it in concrete in the garden covered with a garden ornament.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361701479096 should fit 2 x USB drives plus spare house keys

    I'll spray the lock with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006UCNI38/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    once a week

    Thanks
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    deany wrote:
    "I keep the Carbon Copy Clone (weekly backup) on a 1TB hard drive under the passenger seat of my car in a "hard case" - so readily available."

    I do something similar with my car, as well.

    I have the drive encrypted (even though I don't use encryption on the actual Mac).
    This way, the car could be stolen, and all they'd get is a flashdrive, and NOT the files...
     

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