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Take Control of Mac OS X Backups by Joe Kissell

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Set Up and Create Your First Archives

Next, configure your archive backups. As with duplicates, the exact procedure varies from one application to the next, but again, let me give you a basic overview.

Note

Time travel: Because I have so much to say about Time Machine, I've added a separate section for it, later in the book. So if you'll be using Time Machine for archives, skip ahead to Configure and Use Time Machine—but do return to read Test Your Archive and Mind Your Media, which also apply to Time Machine. To learn about setting up archives with other backup software, keep reading.

In your backup application, select the function for making an archive. (See the Online Appendixes to learn how some applications name this feature.) Again, some programs ...

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