Less that 4% in 2006, what about 2009?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adamvk, Jun 24, 2009.

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Do you do Automated Backups?

  1. Yes, with Time Machine.

    31 vote(s)
    63.3%
  2. Yes, with another program.

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. No.

    13 vote(s)
    26.5%
  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    #1
    So how well did Apple's Time Machine help? Do you do automated backups now?

    I know that 3 years ago I didn't do automatic backups, but now I do.




    (Source)http://www.macworld.com/article/52283/2006/08/leotimemac.html
     
  2. calsci macrumors 6502

    calsci

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    ever since time machine and time capsule it was so easy and i don't even think about it. i forgot about it so much that when my drive died i was like s@$t i should have backed up then my girl friend pointed at my time capsule. i almost did a backflip. j/k im to old for that.
     
  3. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    i actually use time machine and superduper on two seperate drives.

    downfall of time machine is, if your hd fails, you can't boot up from your backup. But it makes backing up painless untill you have to use it. :rolleyes:
     
  4. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    #4
    Really? Hmm I did not know that.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    #5
    I don't use Time Machine, purely because I don't have a suitable device to backup on.

    If it worked with SMB shares I'd probably start using it.
     
  6. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    I back up my personal folder (contains pics, school work, files etc) and music folder about once a month.

    The rest I couldn't care less about. I can reinstall all my apps and I don't leave movies or any larger files on my laptop HD anyway.
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    yes, that is a weakness of time machine - it prevents you from getting back up and running immediately. But it certainly does work wonders if you can spare the time to get a new drive.

    I didn't used to do automatic backups and do now. Moreover, I know a number of other far less tech-savvy people who never even would have thought to backup but do now because time machine/time capsule make it so effortless. It really was a brilliant idea by apple.
     
  8. messedkid macrumors 6502

    messedkid

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    #8
    I'm to cool to back up. :D


    Naw seriously... what I do on a computer, is all web-based, so unless the interwebz crashes, I'm fine.



    Once I buy a Time Capsule I'll start backing up stuff.
     
  9. 11800506 macrumors 65816

    11800506

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    #9
    Before Time Machine I certainly didn't. Now I back up 2 of my computers over the network with my AEBS.
     
  10. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    I use both Time Machine backing up every 2-3 hours & SuperDuper! running every night (separate drives). Time Machine lets me look for older files. SuperDuper! gives me a bootable clone should I need it.
     

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