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« on: February 21, 2017, 04:05:13 pm »

When backups go bad: The problem with using network drives with Time Machine

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<p>Everyone needs to backup their data. No matter what’s on your Mac, if you lose files, you’ll be in a pickle. You may be able to work solely in the cloud, using services such as Dropbox, Google Docs, or Microsoft Office, but there are still essential files on your Mac.</p><p>Kirk’s first law of data protection is this: “It’s not a question of whether your hard drive will fail, but when.” If you’re lucky, and if you upgrade your computers frequently enough, you may never see disk failure, but trust me: it eventually happens.</p><p>Apple is well aware of this, and its Time Machine backup software is designed to make backups automatic and idiot-proof. Introduced in 2007 with Mac OS X Leopard, Time Machine has saved a lot of bacon over the years.</p><p class="jumpTag"><a href="/article/3170844/macs/when-backups-go-bad-the-problem-with-using-network-drives-with-time-machine.html#jump">To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here[/url]</p></section></article>

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