Backup Overview

By: Joe Kissell - Revised: 2014-01-22 richard

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Backup Overview - by Joe Kissell
This is remote presentation by Joe Kissel who is Senior Editor of TidBITS, a weekly electronic newsletter about the Macintosh and the Internet, and the author of numerous print and electronic books about Macintosh software, including Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups (Peachpit, 2007).

The presentation covered an overview of Mac backups options including (i) Syncing vs. backup,  (ii) The good, bad, and ugly of Retrospect, including thoughts on its future, (iii) Unix scripts - benefits and gotchas, (iv) Interesting new options for online backups, (v) Simple home & mobile backup options - hardware & software, (vi) How Time Machine might help, or hinder, your backup strategy and Q & A.