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Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Fourth Edition by Joe Kissell

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Mind Your Media

So you've got your carefully labeled hard drives, DVDs, or other media with freshly recorded data. Now what?

Taking care of your media is just as important as making proper backups in the first place. If the media is lost or damaged, it does you no good. So I want to say a few words about handling, storing, and caring for backup media.

Whether you use hard drives, optical discs, or another type of media, the same general rules apply: store them in a cool, dry place away from significant sources of light, static electricity, vibration, and other hazards (such as inquisitive pets or children). All this may seem obvious, but it pays to remember that you're doing backups in the first place because your data is valuable—perhaps even irreplaceable. ...

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