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Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution

Set Up an Automated, Bulletproof File Back Up Solution
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. It's also a good idea to have a local backup; restoring from offsite is either lengthy (up to weeks for total restore) or expensive (paying cash for your backup data delivered overnight on external media). Macs have an excellent local backup tool, Time Machine and Windows computers have a built-in backup too (not nearly as good as Time Machine). I restored about 80GB from my Time Machine Firewire disk in about 90 minutes and the restore brought everything back, including the web page I was on when my disk failed; amazing. Just remember that none of these backup systems is instantaneous; there is always a lag so you cannot be assured of 100% recovery from these options (although it is possible with disk mirroring). Flagged Fwiw, CrashPlan does local backup, either to an external drive or to another computer on your network It doesn't require a paid CrashPlan account, and I really like it.

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