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Automate iCal backups
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 17, '10 03:01:43PM

Good questions.

I can tell you why I feel the need for frequent backups (not daily, though):

1. I rely on iCal's sync feature with MobileMe.
2. I like to keep iCal events going back more than a year.
3. In the past, iCal sync often failed (see #1, above).
4. Apple support eventually helped me figure out solution to #3: my iCal sync file was too large. Apparently there was an upper limit to its size, and I discovered it the hard way. First, I had occasional sync probs, then frequent sync probs, then, no sync at all.
5. Because of #4, I was often forced to restore my iCal from a backup.
6. Now that I can't keep an iCal that goes back many years, I want to keep backups so that I can at least have a chance of looking over my calendars for, say, 2006.

Nowadays, I don't know if the upper size limit still exists, but... I expect I'll find out, because I still want to keep a long iCal calendar with a long memory. I'm too lazy to keep a diary, but the iCal record helps me with all kinds of stuff. This hint will help me keep it working the way *I* want.

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