Chapter . Back Up Your Files

Since your iDisk is always available as a network volume, and since its contents are inherently offsite, it holds an obvious attraction as a repository for backups. Apple even provides .Mac users with a free utility (imaginatively named Backup) to assist in this process.


With the introduction of Time Machine as part of Leopard, using Backup or an iDisk (separately or together) for backup may not be a smart option anymore. In the pages that follow, I describe Backup in some detail, but first I help you decide if you should even use .Mac to meet your backup needs.


When it comes to backups, I wrote the book—in fact, a couple of them. In Take Control of Mac OS X Backups I walk you through developing and implementing ...

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