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macgig 09-23-2008 01:05 PM

If you don't backup up your Mac, why not?
 
Just wondering... for those that still refuse to make backups...

if you are not doing it, how come?

I'd like to hear the reasons... :)

skaheadpunk 09-23-2008 01:30 PM

Cos Time Machine was such a pain in the bum the first time you back up, and then it all went wrong and I had to do it again... and after the third time I just started saving copies of all my pictures and things I actual value onto my iDisk.

I also currently have no optical drive - if something goes that badly wrong I've got no way to reinstall the OS anyway...

PowerBookG4 09-23-2008 02:18 PM

I have back ups of my very important files but no system wide back ups until I can afford more hard drives, for now the reason I don't do system wide back ups is because hard drives that can fit the entire system are to expensive for me to afford at this time.

However, I do have back ups of current projects and things I don't already have on optical media, or is easily accessed from the same location I got it for free.

calenerd 09-23-2008 02:40 PM

Cause I can't afford an external HDD lol.

Capitalcrew 09-23-2008 03:02 PM

I don't feel like it.

dauber 09-23-2008 04:55 PM

Why do I not back up my Mac?

Well, because I can't figure out how to put it in reverse.

Dysfunction 09-23-2008 05:48 PM

everything that is 'important' is stored on a server, which is backed up to tape nightly, the contents of my hard drive that are not backed up elsewhere are expendable. A rebuild wouldn't hurt me.

macgig 09-23-2008 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dauber (Post 730534)
Why do I not back up my Mac?

Well, because I can't figure out how to put it in reverse.

lets hope you can remain funny when your hd crashes someday and your data is lost :)

macgig 09-23-2008 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capitalcrew (Post 730451)
I don't feel like it.


this was me for years... that and I didn't care to spend the $100 for an external drive :$

dauber 09-23-2008 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macgig (Post 730572)
lets hope you can remain funny when your hd crashes someday and your data is lost :)

In all seriousness, I do back up my MacBook -- and in fact I'm doing it right now as I type this...I bought a 500-gig external drive (for $75!!!) a couple of months ago for that purpose.

Capitalcrew 09-23-2008 10:02 PM

Let me just add in that I have nothing of value on here. Haha. I still wouldn't though, I'm far too lazy for that.

Tarek 09-23-2008 11:13 PM

I don't know. I feel like nothing wrong is going to happen with my HDD, so I just careless. If some day some how a virus or a spyware infects my OSX, I'll just backup and reformat.

Nevermore 09-23-2008 11:15 PM

I am in the middle of changing
 
My backup system to accomodate my Mac. I was using Mozy as well as Acronis and external hard drives with my PC but a beyond believable stupid operator error (um, that would be me) caused me to lose a half years' worth of digital art.

I vehemently dislike Mozy's Mac version and will not be renewing my subscription. Just last night I downloaded SuperDuper to give it a go and I liked it so I will buy it. Was able to reformat my external drive to Mac Journal (extended) with no headaches so I will be doing daily backup again soon.

I also run Time Machine manually on another external hard drive.

I am going to buy a third and take that one into the office, bring it home once a month. Not as good as daily off-site Mozy but I can live with it: between Time Machine, home ehd and work ehd I should end up with something no matter what.

When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose but if you lose something you had, it just hurts. $300 for hard drives is far far far less than I would pay to get my artwork back.

kirby14 09-23-2008 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dysfunction (Post 730569)
everything that is 'important' is stored on a server, which is backed up to tape nightly, the contents of my hard drive that are not backed up elsewhere are expendable. A rebuild wouldn't hurt me.

+1 Why backup individually when you can backup all data on multiple machines at once.

Kaze'aze 09-23-2008 11:52 PM

uhh because i dont know how and im afraid i wont know how to put it back in if it crashes >.<


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