You know you need to back up your Mac’s data, but how? I’m happy to announce that Joe Kissell’s ebook “Take Control of Mac OS X Backups 2.0” is now available. I edited this title, and it’s now bigger and better (making the $10 price even more of a steal). New coverage in the 2.0 edition includes:
- A look at how the forthcoming Time Machine feature in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard might work in your backup strategy.
- Backup-related advice that you should read before installing Windows on your Mac, and help with backing up Windows-related files.
- Coverage of version control and backing up while traveling.
- Significantly expanded information about SAN and NAS.
- Information about offloading seldom-used data to recover drive space.
- Advice about how to set up an easy-to-use backup system for a relative or friend.
- Discussion of issues associated with creating command-line backup systems.
- How to take advantage of Amazon S3 for inexpensive Internet backups.
Even if I didn’t edit the book I’d be recommending it. I was hit by a bad drive failure years ago that wiped out a huge chunk of my data, so now I’m near-religious about backing up my data. Joe tells you how best to approach the process of setting up a good backup system—occasionally burning a few CDs just doesn’t cut it.
If you already own the 1.0 edition, open the PDF and click the Check for Updates button on the front page, which will take you to a Web page with special upgrade pricing.