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the8thark

 
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Actually I have to agree here. I think Time Machine is good for the person who backups on a daily/weekly basis and only needs the last few weeks worth of backups. Or for the casual backuper who just wants their data not forever lost if their hard drive fails like mine did recently. TM saved the day for me.

But for those who need to store all their old full hard drive backups for years on end using superduper each time and saving the bootable disk image of the hard drive each backup to a portable hard drive or something might just be a better solution. Mind you then you have the issue of your portable hard drive being burgled from your house but in that case your computer will probably be stolen too.

Just each method of backup is suited for a different person.

And by starting again it just means if like the ammount of difference between your current setup and your latest TM backup if really a lot TM will just backup the lot ad a new backup. The old backups will still be there. Just it'll be a new full HD backup and not just an incremental one. So that's more portable hard drive space taken up and more chance of the oldest backups to be deleted when the portable hard drive becomes full.
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