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There is always another day to discover another thing about yourself.


In a future posting, I will explain how this applies to me but for now, it food for thought for you.


I have been pretty relentless about urging you, the reader, the computer user, to backup your Mac or PC on a regular basis. It’s the right and prudent thing to do. Some of you have heeded my advice and others are waiting for the opportunity to heed my advice. That’s a good thing — as Martha Stewart would say.


But then it dawned upon me.


It’s great to have a backup of your hard drive for that catastrophe that may come to your hard drive or worse, your computer. If it’s not just your hard drive but your computer, are you prepared? Do you have a Backup Machine?

I decided it would be good to have a backup machine as well. Now here is the trick . If your main computer is Intel based and your backup machine is PowerPc based, you will have a problem. But if they are both Intel based or both PowerPc based, then you are in luck. You can take that SuperDuper or CarbonCopy backup and connect it to your backup machine and boot to the external drive and you are back in business!


Get replacement insurance

If you don’t have an extra machine, make sure your homeowners or business insurance is “replacement” insurance. That way if your Mac or PC is stolen or destroyed, the insurance company will replace it with the same or better Mac or PC. Check with your insurance provider to be sure. Sometimes the replacement turnaround time can be as short as 48 hours.


I use a backup machine even though it’s a G4. I can still move most of my data there and continue working in most cases. Somethings I can’t but I can wait till insurance replaces the Mac.


Almost Musical

These guys celebrated 24 years just recently so I kinda matches up with the Macgroup celebrating 24 years as well





Knobs and Dials

From the Golden Tower of the Fisher Bldg, tune in to AM 760 WJR between 5:00 and 7:00 PM forĀ “The Internet Advisor Show”. The standard crew will be there for you. Gary, Foster, Ed. I however will not be on hand this week. But I will be back next week. Please join me on Sunday at the MacGroup meeting when the subject will be:

Mac Tips and TricksĀ Join us as we celebrate our 24th Anniversary with Mac OS X Tips and Tricks that every user should know”.

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2 Responses to Have you considered a Backup Machine?

  1. Eric Horn says:

    SuperDuper is a great application, but I would recommend that you also verify that you can boot off the backup. Twice in the last couple of years (on different external drives) the backup finished with no errors but would not boot of the backup drive. Re-ran the backup and it booted fine afterward.

  2. Hi, Thanks for the post. You don’t know how this helped me.