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    Best Automatic Backup
    Hi,

    I'd like to know what would be the best Backup method for my Macbook.

    I need it to be automatic, wireless and on an external device (or somewhere external as long as it's not on my own computer) I wan't it all functionning without thinking about it.

    Greets

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    best???

    With your qualifications, I would suggest Time Capsule & Time Machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    best???

    With your qualifications, I would suggest Time Capsule & Time Machine.
    I gotta agree with this all the way. Time Machine is the best one I have ever used.
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    Okay thx, but are these time capsules also routers? Will I have to replace my old router with the time capsule? I'm just curious because I don't really want to change anything to the internet connection (works fine how it is now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darckq View Post
    Okay thx, but are these time capsules also routers? Will I have to replace my old router with the time capsule? I'm just curious because I don't really want to change anything to the internet connection (works fine how it is now).
    Yeah it also works as a wireless base station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darckq View Post
    Hi,

    I'd like to know what would be the best Backup method for my Macbook.

    I need it to be automatic, wireless and on an external device (or somewhere external as long as it's not on my own computer) I wan't it all functionning without thinking about it.

    Greets
    Take a step back mate and answer the following 2 questions:
    1) How long can you afford to be out of business ( ie. without the data on your Mac )
    2) How much data can you afford to loose and how much time and effort are you willing to invest in re-creating lost or corrupted data.

    The answers to these 2 questions will define your backup strategy and the required technology.

    Time Machine will make unattended backups every hour ( unless you tweak it ) but the backups are not bootable.
    Other tools like SuperDuper! will create a bootable backup which is a snapshot in time, but will get you back in business much faster than Time Machine.
    What about a combination of both ?

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