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Outstanding product: Here's how I use it for backup
Authored by: CatOne on Mar 15, '06 03:29:44PM

I have 2 internal drives, and a couple external firewire drives.

3 times a week, I do a "smart backup" from my primary internal drive, to the secondary, using SuperDuper! This is really a "lazy mirror," with the advantage that it's a second, fully live, bootable copy, with everything very close to in sync. Also, if I want to test a new software update, I just install on the "backup" drive first, to see how things work out. Very easy. And of course if something doesn't work right booted from the "backup," then I boot from the primary, and my old changes roll back over the backup. Very handy, very reliable, very non-intrusive (it runs around 7 PM).

I have a second backup which uses ChronoSync to do "update backups" more like rsync to the firewire HD. This update is set to not delete files that are changed/deleted/overwritten, but to move them to an "archive" folder which I can cull when I need the space. This way, if I delete a file that I shouldn't have, and a month later realize this, I can get it back. I actually rotate a couple external firewire HDs in this manner so my monthly "let's clean this stuff up!" prune fests don't bite me too soon :-)

Dave's support is outstanding. Absolutely outstanding.



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