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Time Machine blows, ok... it just does not do network drives...

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Jan. 8th, 2008 | 12:52 am

In the beginning I was really excited about Time Machine. I thought "wow, this is going to make backups work for me".

Nope, it did not. Worse then that, the drives were all sitting next to the machines, instead of in some secure location.

So what did I do on my vacation day?

Took all the drives and hung them off of a Mac Mini which is now in a closet elsewhere.

And for backups?

I am using Backup.app, aka the original Backup software Apple wrote. Which, unlike Time Machine, will work with network drives. It is not as pretty, but it does the job.

And in the end?

Doing the job is what I want.

And what have I transferred my excitement to?

The built in VNC client :)

It works seamlessly. I really dislike mucking around with stuff, and it solved a number of my problems with my VNC setups.

It just works.


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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Jan. 9th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)

BTW I tried out the tool you mentioned. When I left the house it looked to be working...

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Egor Egorov

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from: egorfine
date: Jan. 9th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)

"And that was the last message krow ever said..." :)))

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