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Create daily backups on an encrypted disk image
Authored by: cclifton on May 17, '04 12:44:33PM

Gee, the original poster is backing up 5GB of data. .Mac will provide 1GB for $350 a year. Assuming they would even sell 5GB of storage, and that prices would scale linearly, that's $1750 a year.

I use .Mac for backing up some data; it's handy for what it is designed for. However, the original poster's script is a very useful contribution. Why do you feel the need to be a troll?

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Create daily backups on an encrypted disk image
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on May 18, '04 02:45:05AM

Again if you have GBytes of information, you do not have to backup to an iDisk and pay the high cost for storage. You can also use backup to save to an external disk, dvd, etc...

I am not recommending that people pay a thousand dollars to back up their critical information. The main thing about backing up is to preserve file permission, ownership, modification date.

From what I understand, backing up HFS files and older MAC files using a unix script may not preserve file permission, ownership, modification dates.

Maybe the author of the script can speak to this issue of file permission.

thx
RLC

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