How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
I'm looking to set up an XMPP/Jabber server with minimum hassle, with one major requirement: I want to run the service for 2 domains across two servers, each acting as backup/redundancy for the other. [more inside]
My backup drive is suddenly filled with gibberish file names and file dates in the future. Help me save my photos! [more inside]
What folders to back up from a dead windows pc when booting ubuntu in live cd mode? [more inside]
I have several old data backup devices, with some overlap on what's on them. I'd like to consolidate them all onto a new device, but without having 3 copies of the overlapping redundant data. I think the term I'm looking for is de-duplication. Any open source or free trial tools that MeFites can recommend? [more inside]
I need recommendations for Mac backup / archive software to make DVDs that fill each DVD to capacity with files from a group of folders. I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.5. [more inside]
What are the alternatives on converting a physical computer to a virtual machine that would run (preferably) on a Virtual Box emulator? [more inside]
What's the best software for automated online backups for OSX? [more inside]
After the recent issues with running a gas generator for emergency power backup, I was going to make the plunge and purchase a propane generator. The question is, should I plan on having a couple propane appliances installed as well? [more inside]
What is the best/easiest way to backup my hard drive? [more inside]
I succumbed to cyber-Monday and bought a 1TB USB 2.0 Hard drive for $100 (AR), shipping included. What should I do with it? [more inside]
What is the best online backup service? [more inside]
How do I work around the newer DVD copy protection? [more inside]
How to twin/synch hard disks in order to avoid crying bad in case of unexpected failure and no fresh backups ready?
Does it exist for consumer use? A storage device made by two (or more) twin synched separate hard disks, one for normal use and the other one for backup just in case something goes wrong? Or a software doing the same thing with two (or more) external hard disks? [more inside]
I need advice on the reliability and economics of buying OEM Hard Drives in bulk. Is it false economy? [more inside]
Backing up an HP laptop for the ignorant. Halp? [more inside]
I fear my backup hard drive is failing. I really don't want to lose a bunch of pictures. [more inside]
I've two debian machines, one is onsite and one is offsite on a residential connection. I need to backup incrementally to this offsite server over SSH (or something just as secure) on a regular basis, this should require no manual intervention. I would however like a regular email to inform me of the status. The offsite machine isn't secured from burglary etc and therefore the backups need to be fully encrypted. The onsite machine is secure and thus can store encryption keys if need be. [more inside]
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
I created an Automator Workflow to do a daily automatic offsite backup of my documents. The only snag is that when I get my mac's Mail program to send the email to my gmail account, most of the time the message just sits in the outbox and doesn't actually send; but sometimes it starts sending right away. What gives?
Corrupted Ghost 8.0 image! Is there a way to at least extract files off one of the img files? [more inside]
I am a new blogger using b2evolution who is considering a switch to Wordpress. I would like to back up & restore the whole blog. What exact steps do I need to take (on both the blog & database side) to accomplish this? [more inside]
How to keep a copy of my photo collection in small-size in an automated way? That would be like, there are two folders, Photo and Small Photo, keeping the same content in different resolution (all in JPG format). [more inside]
I use JungleDisk to back up my data to Amazon S3. My current bill is about 5 times higher than the previous one and I'd like to find out why. Unfortunately, the usage report is not presented in a format easily understood by mere mortals. Is there an application or a service (free or very cheap) out there that translates this data into something readable by humans? [more inside]
How do I secure my backup hard drive that I copy my computer's content onto? [more inside]
What would be a good web interface for a personal backup site? [more inside]
I want to create a complete backup of my gmail account. Is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
Why isn't my backed-up Wordpress blog appearing on my new website? I've moved domains, and I've copied my database from my old site to the new one. Trouble is, the page just draws a blank. [more inside]
Which drive imaging utility creates files with the extensions 'dig' and 'bt'? [more inside]
BackupFilter: My boss has a Seagate FreeAgent external drive attached to her Macbook Pro. Using the drive manager software that came with it, I set up scheduled backups for her on MWF at noon. Problem is, it doesn't follow the schedule and won't back up at all. [more inside]
Best HD imaging software/solution? One large external USB2.0 HD, would like to image the primary partition of several XP computers. [more inside]
How do you copy downloaded games and game demos from the PS3 hard drive to a USB stick? Because unless I've missed something painfully obvious, I can't see a way to do this from within the XMB.
Getting some Mac servers and looking for suggestions on backup software. [more inside]
Computer (XP SP2) won't recognize any usb drives, but will recognize my usb mouse? [more inside]
I have a large photo and music collection and find that sometimes I go to an folder and can't find files that were there before, and have had some problems with corruption. I have bought a new hard drive, but I want to set up a backup system which tells me what has changed before making any changes... [more inside]
MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this?
MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this? [more inside]
Replacing Macbook hard drive. Please help me make sure I understand all the steps. [more inside]
Question about sensitive data, erasing files, and backup drives. [more inside]
I recently did a Dumb Backup of my media library -- just bought another drive and copied the whole thing over. Since then, in the working library I've added a number of items within the general directory structure. Now I want to copy over just the new stuff to the backup drive, with everything winding up in the same-named directories over on that one. How do I do it? I'm using XP. [more inside]
Looks like my macbook's harddrive just failed. Sucks. Some of my data is not backed up. What should I do before taking it to the apple store? [more inside]
I'd like to create a bootable backup of my MacBook's hard drive 150GB hard drive. I've got a 500GB drive, but it's in an Ubuntu server on my LAN. Is there a good way to back up a bootable backup to another computer? [more inside]
I'm helping out an elderly lady who is using a laptop with XP which is showing signs of unreliability. It is now permanently sat on a table so it doesn't get moved around. She is especially concerned about a failure leading to a loss of outlook express e-mails. This person is easily confused by all things computer related so it has to work with minimum intervention and be as simple as possible. I was thinking of using an external drive and Acronis true image 11 home. I would set up True image to mirror on to the external drive. I was also thinking of automatically forwarding all outlook express mails to a web mail account - yahoo mail - as she has a yahoo account already. Being able to read from a webmail account would allow uninteruped service should anything go wrong. Is there anything wrong with this?
How can get the sum of the files sizes of all php and css files within specific folders of a tar archive? [more inside]
Backup a Tivo drive: Is there a way (ie windows or linux software) to clone a series 2 Tivo hard drive using only an XP laptop and a couple of external usb hard drive enclosures? ( I don't have a desktop pc into which I would put the Tivo drive and a second, to be cloned, drive.)
OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
What's the best way to setup a 500gb external hard drive to backup windows and linux? [more inside]
A disk in your Server2003 software RAID fails: How do you know which physical disk to pull? [more inside]
Is there a way to back up Firefox bookmarks as a regular "folder" of shortcut (url) files? I know this is possible in IE - it stores the favorites as shortcut files (or at least it used to, I haven't used it in ages), so it was a simple copy and paste job. In Firefox, the only thing I can figure out how to do is export an HTML file with links to all my bookmarks. This is annoying and useless to me.
using pidgin/trillian i can automatically back up my chats to convenient plain text logs. using google chat i understand that chats are backed up to the google servers and you can search through them through gmail.com However i was wondering if there was anyway i could get a local copy of these chats preferably in plain text form? Maybe a program or script to help accomplish this? Thanks!
Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]