Well, I didn't mean that I expected everyone to remember it! I just thought the discussion in the thread might be useful again.<br><br>It also discusses the limitation (at least for me) of Time Machine - non-bootable backup.<br><br>
I've been spending the last few nights making backups of my existing documents, etc. to dual layer DVDs (for non-essential documents, photos, music, etc.) Once done, I'm using SuperDuper to clone my existing Tiger drive to an external firewire drive - just in case Leopard breaks essential software I use. Then I'll install Leopard on my existing drive using the "Upgrade" method. If all works well, I'll use that external as my Time Machine drive.<br><br>In my eyes, Time Machine isn't a backup solution at all - it's more of an "auto-save & recover" solution. For backups, I still plan to use the tried-and-true method of DVDs, etc.<br><br>CreativeGuy for daily tips, tricks and commentary on all things graphic design.
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Same here, although what I'll probably do is take out the whole drive I currently run my OS from and swap in a newer, larger drive. This way I've got a fresh drive to install Leopard on, as well as a perfectly preserved Tiger bootable drive should things go screwy.<br><br>My current externals (2) have a backup of all my music, photos & video work, as well as any & all freelance material.<br><br>Those dual-layers are expensive, ain't they? I kept making coasters too until I slowed the burn speed to 2x. It takes about 40 minutes to burn a 6gb disc, but better that than to waste more discs.<br><br><br><br>[color:purple]Work With ____! </font color=purple>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>It also discusses the limitation (at least for me) of Time Machine - non-bootable backup.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Same here, I can't believe they didn't make it bootable.<br><br>------> JD's Trivia game<br><br>------> MCF-MM Trivia game
They didn't make the Time Machine backup bootable because it does a lot of weird stuff with multiple hard links. Think "super" aliases. Aliases point to files, Hard Links are like aliases, but they point to the data written on the disk itself. Instead of having multiple copies of files you essentially have one file (data written on disk) with many references to it. <br><br>If you have an alias and delete the original ..your alias stops working. <br>If you have a hard link and you delete the original file ...everything still works fine because there is still a pointer to the data on disk.<br><br>The files you normally work with only have one hard link ...when you move them to the trash and empty it the hard link is broken and new data is free to write over top of it. To get rid of a file on a Time Machine backup drive you would have to break every hard link to a particular file for it to be deleted. <br><br>zweisoft<br>
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