Time Machine and Amazon S3

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tumbleweed666, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Shortly will be moving to Mac from XP, I have a backup question.

    Currently my "Time Machine" services on XP are done semi-manually, I have an app that runs every night and copies key folders to an external hard drive and if anything unpleasant happens I can just manually restore from that. I also use the Amazon S3 service, which again once a day copies key folders to Amazons backup service so in the event of a complete disaster like theft or fire my data is still safe.

    On Mac, obviously Time Machine provides a much slicker local backup and restore, however with regards to the external Amazon service, should I back up my "original" folders where my data is held , or just the Time Machine files which themselves contain the backups? Or would that be putting too many eggs in one TM basket?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'd back up the originals. Time Machine maintains a complete backup of your entire computer, and I don't think it'd be compatible with any sort of other backup system.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, keeps it simpler as well and also means a TM problem can't completely nuke me.
     

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