Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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Technically crude
by Moochman on Thu 10th Dec 2009 12:56 UTC
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I wouldn't call Time Machine technically crude. Technically simple, more like. It's pretty much the only backup software in existence that achieves the goals of incremental, partial and full-system restore *while at the same time* allowing you to browse the disk as if it's a normal hard drive. You may consider storing backup data as plain old files and folders to be "crude"--I consider it the best implementation of backup that I've ever used.

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