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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 36. Making Better File Backups

The data stored on your computer might not seem like it’s worth very much. But think about all of the time you’ve spent creating documents, making movies, editing photos. . . . All of that work represents a lot of effort—and money. If you’re an author, musician, or web designer, the files stored on your computer could be worth thousands of dollars. Backing up the data on your Mac is cheap insurance against a catastrophic hard drive failure.

Of course, if like you’re like many Mac users, you’re already backing up your computer. But have you tested your backups to make sure they’re working? Would you know how to restore from a backup if disaster did strike? And do you have multiple backups to protect against ...

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