Chapter 10

Keeping Things Safe: Time Machine and Security


Backing up your precious files is something that every Lion user should take seriously. After all, there are two kinds of hard drives: those that have already failed, and those that will. The point is that all hard drives eventually fail; and while technologies like solid state drives (SSD) may give us the impression that our hard drives are impervious to failure, that is not the case. Happily, Apple has developed multiple solutions to the problem of making sure that you have copies of your data in a place other than your Mac.

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