Making the Most of Your Backups

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Having a backup of your data is crucial. Being able to successfully restore your data is even more crucial. For the last three weeks, I have been spending two hours a week on organizing/reorganizing all my data. One of my goals for 2012 is to be 100% sure I am backing up what I need and ONLY what I need. I have two backup drives here in my office that I use with Apple’s Time Machine. I also then backup remotely once a week to Amazon S3 using JungleDisk. I also have data on a remote server for all my… Read More »

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Gentle Reminder: Check Your Backups

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Every once and awhile I make sure to check to make sure my backups are in place, sufficient, and running. It is also a good idea to go through a restore once and awhile too to make sure you know how to actually do a restore and also so you know that the process you have in place actually works. If you do not have a backup system in place – there is no excuse. Stop what you are doing and at least take a look at something like Jungle Disk. You can easily backup your data (automatically) online for… Read More »

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Read the Fine Print

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While installing an update to one of my applications (Jungle Disk) yesterday – I ran into some of the smallest “fine” print I have ever seen. I know that it is generally small – but I had to laugh when I saw this. [responsive-image id=’5008′ align=’center’ caption=”]

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Backup to Amazon S3 With Rsync.

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Finally – I stumbled upon an article that outlines how to use rsync, Mac OS X, Jungle Disk, and Amazon S3 (all which I use). This will simplify and speed up my backup process. (Especially when my external backup drive has been acting a little irregular this morning.) If you do not backup your files, or have not looked at Amazon S3 yet – this is your chance!

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