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If you don't backup up your Mac, why not?


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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...
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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...
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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.

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Cause I can't afford an external HDD lol.

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I don't feel like it.
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Why do I not back up my Mac?

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

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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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