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10.6: Exclude Software Update data in Time Machine backups
Authored by: boris42 on May 29, '10 12:57:37AM

It is a VERY BAD idea to backup a server with Time Machine. Sooner or later you will encounter TM backing up a file that is in use (mail, sharing, OD etc) and you will end up with errors and possibly corrupted and unusable backup. Use selective scripts that stop server services temporarily during backup which should be done in off-peak hours (at night).

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10.6: Exclude Software Update data in Time Machine backups
Authored by: adrian.nier on May 29, '10 11:14:35PM

Using Time Machine as the only backup strategy on Mac OS X server is indeed a bad idea. But then again everybody checks their backups regularly performing a test restore, so everyone knows Time Machine’s limitations.



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