How do you backup Mac OS X?

rickb

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Now that I have OS X running, how do I backup?

I have a DAT drive does anyone know how to mount it?
Do tape drivers exist for OS X?

What are other people doing to backup?
 

endian

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well, you shouldn't really be doing any work with a beta OS, so you shouldn't have much need to back up.

that said, if there's anything i want to have a safe copy of, i've either been moving it onto my OS9 volume or onto a zip disk - dvd-ram isnt working yet.
 

rickb

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True the OS is beta and I am not doing critical work while using it.
The main reason that I find that I don't spend more time using OS X is precisely because I cannot back it up.
If I could make snapshots of the system before twiddling I would not be afraid to explore but as it is now if I wreak havoc I have to completely reinstall the system.
This takes more time than I am willing to spend.


When you backup to a zip, do you use simple file copy or an archiver like tar or dump?
 

borad

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Originally posted by rickb
If I could make snapshots of the system before twiddling I would not be afraid to explore but as it is now if I wreak havoc I have to completely reinstall the system.
This takes more time than I am willing to spend.
Note that "re-installing" doesn't stuff up any of your files and preferences. The separation of OS, apps and files has some distinct benefits!
 
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