What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)? [more inside]
I need a good 500GB backup device for a Mac - any recommendations? [more inside]
What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
I need to backup parts of my Mac to my remote server via FTP. Read on.... [more inside]
Is the noise of my uninterruptable power supply (APC BE650R) normal? [more inside]
Hello! I have a backup strategy, which I think is okay but I would like some advice on whether my use of the external hdd is sensible. A little [more inside]
What's the most sensible way to add redundant storage to an existing Linux system using LVM? [more inside]
Please help me recover my hosed NTFS partition(s). [more inside]
Is there any software/service which will let me save a daily snapshot of a webpage? [more inside]
How do I move all the posts from a Blogspot account to my new blog? [more inside]
I've got a bunch of extra hard drives, and I want to setup a backup NAS type solution so I can backup my data and store movies, tv shows, media, etc. Ideas? [more inside]
DOSFilter: I want to create regular backups of a certain file, but details may change as well as folders - how do I do this? [more inside]
Please help me with a Hard Drive "Tower of Hanoi" puzzle. [more inside]
Network Attached Storage for dummies 2 [a follow-up to this post]: If you backup your home computers to a device that's also sitting in your home, do you then take additional backups off site? And what about encryption? (Thinking of fire, or if the babysitter walks out of the house with the NAS drive in her backpack.) [more inside]
PC-based digital photographer here... Does anyone supplement camera RAW file archives with JPEGs, and/or use any specific browsing/cataloging apps to speed up library searches? [more inside]
Per an earlier question, I've finally bought an external hard drive for my iMac. How do I go about backing stuff up? [more inside]
How can I make backups of a MySQL database (via
mysqldump) and preserve Unicode characters (such as em dashes)? [more inside]
Sub $2k autoloading tape backup? [more inside]
I need to restore a Mac OS X hard drive. My target volume is 300GB. My source volume is a sparse image from a 500GB drive with only 179GB used, but of course, Disk Utility is looking at the total space on the volumes, not the used space. Is there any way to force this operation, modify the volume size of the sparse image, or do this in any way that will be less painful than reinstalling all my apps and settings from scratch? [more inside]
Of blank DVD manufacturers (Memorex,Verbatim, Best Buy's Dynex, etc.), are there any that stand out as better for long-term storage of data? [more inside]
Is there a free Windows utility that will synchronize local directories with a remote one by (S)FTP?
Is there a free Windows utility that will synchronize local directories with a remote one by (S)FTP? [more inside]
Should I use an online backup service to back up my computer? [more inside]
I'm selling my current computer soon. There's a few GB worth of files that I'd like to preserve. Are there any free or cheap online services that will provide this service? I'll only need access to it once or twice later on, to restore it on my new computer. I only have a few blank CDs and not enough time to burn everything, and no concurrent access to the two computers. Besides, I prefer flexible online access. On a related note, I'd like store some information about the files in a text file. In the good ol' DOS days, I could pipe the 'dir' output to a text file. Except these files have some metadata that can't be displayed in the command prompt. Equivalent functionality for Windows Explorer or other GUI shells?
I am moving almost 7 gb of Iphoto pictures to my wife's pc laptop/picasa. If I drag my photos library to my ipod (which has been formatted to work on her pc as well) will any metadata, such as the date the picture was taken, be transferred? Or should I just rename all of my photos to the date they were taken before doing the transfer? Has anyone else done this? [more inside]
How to restore the "system state" data on an XP system? [more inside]
Help me understand SVN [more inside]
I have a Powerbook with a CD burner and I have access to an iMac with a Superdrive. I'd like to backup my disk (or at least my user folder) to DVD-Rs. One catch: I can't install any software on the iMac. [more inside]
Network backup question: I need to backup 6 PCs using an 8 tape autoloader (Dell LTO2 T122) and ntbackup. Currently, the simple setup scheduled backups are quite flakey. [more inside]
I've been asked to set up a mail server for a small company with a specific auditing requirement. How do I insure their requirement "show me all emails from May 30, 2005 to June 30, 2005", for example, is fulfilled? [more inside]
I want to easily and quickly synchronize my work laptop with my home office desktop every evening when I get home, and visa versa just before I leave for work. What software and what hardware do I need. Cost is not a primary issue, but time and convenience are. A seamless "plug this here" "two clicks there" operation is my goal. Machine 1/2 is backup for machine 2/1 every 12 hours.
Let it be known, first, that I devoured past posts on Macs and backup tools, and see a lot of things I want to try. However, I used Apple's own Mac Backup 3 application (a .Mac tool) prior to learning here that it sucks. So, for those who have also similarly (if inexplicably) used Mac Backup, I have a question. How do I know if it worked? [more inside]
I need help using my external USB hard drive with Mac OS X, and there's [more inside]
I own all of the southpark dvds and I want to rip each episode to an individual file for my media center. I know I can do this manually but it is tedious. Is there any Rip software that can do a batch conversion?
Instead of getting a four-bay Firewire enclosure, could I just get a cheap PC case and use that to build a RAID? [more inside]
I'm in the market for an external hard drive. I'm running XP on a PC and know nothing about external hard drives except what I'd like it to do. [more inside]
How can I be certain that the external hard drive I want to buy to backup my Powerbook hard drive will not require an external power source? [more inside]
How can I back up all my contacts from my Nokia 6230, and put them onto my Sony Ericsson W810i?
How can I backup my USB memory stick automatically? [more inside]
Can I download/backup messages (SMS/MMS) from my Nokia 6680 to my Mac via Bluetooth? [more inside]
How can I fix the corrupted jpegs on my Win XP computer? [more inside]
Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
Why are my daily scripts on OS X running more than daily? [more inside]
How can I get my home server to synch with the server in my office? [more inside]
I'm trying to burn a backup that has a ton of files with Japanese names. I'm using Windows XP SP2 and Nero 6.6, and anytime I try to create a DVD with any of the ISO (or UDF) settings it forces the filenames to their short filenames, such as "Docume~1". Anyone know how I can record this?
PasswordFilter: Any places to store passwords online? [more inside]
I'm finishing up postproduction on a small digital video movie. I want to get a DLT tape storage system to back it up and send it off. However, I want to also use the same machine on my PC. [more inside]
I've had my Powerbook G4 for just a touch under 3 years and i've aquired a healthy amount of personal files, photos, music, and work documents. Last night i had a scare with the drive, it failed to boot for the first time since i've had it. Feeling a tad twitchy about the reliability of my drive i ask: Is there a automated backup solution thats flexable enough for me... [more inside]
I recently subscribed to an online backup service that offers 1GB for $9.95 a year. After joining the service I discovered that you upload one file at a time. No uploading of folders. Is zipping files and folders the best solution for getting large amounts of data backed up with this scenario? More below [more inside]
I'm trying to access some old backup CDs and can't remember what backup program I used to create them. The only thing Windows can see on the CDs is a README.txt file that says: "This disc is a backup CD. Except for this file the contents of this disc must be accessed using your backup software." The rest of the data is invisible and presumably in a proprietary backup format. I followed this advice to no avail. Anybody know what backup program I used back then?
Mac Help Req'd! Trouble with iPhoto and Backup 3. [more inside]