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Take Control of Mac OS X Backups by Joe Kissell

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Dealing with Huge Volumes of Data

Some kinds of data are inherently quite voluminous, and therefore have special implications when it comes to backup. I'm thinking primarily of video, audio, and high-resolution photo data.

Video files consume an enormous amount of disk space, and when you're editing a large video project or producing DVDs, the file sizes can become truly staggering. Add HD video content to the mix, and the file sizes balloon even further. Because of the sheer quantity of data you may generate, conventional duplicates and archives may not make the most sense. You're also likely to create numerous intermediate files between the raw footage and the final product, and deciding whether or how to back up that data can be challenging. ...

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