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Back Up Your Mac Update

Date: 27th October 2017

Duration: 50:22

Show ref: SCOM0677

With the recent news of CrashPlan discontinuing their home backup service, we thought it would be a good time to take another look at other options for backing up your data. CrashPlan allowed users to not only back up their entire Mac to the cloud, it also let you use the software to back up to other drives on your network as well as to remote destinations.

In this screencast we look at a few options to replace each of those features and give you additional ways to back up your Macs. We take a look at Backblaze as a replacement for online backups, along with their B2 cloud storage option in conjunction with an application called Arq for encrypting, uploading, and managing that online storage. We also walk through setting up Arq to do remote backups to drives you have in a remote location. We then take a look at the changes Apple have made to Time Machine with macOS High Sierra. You can now set up network Time Machine backups so that all of your Macs can back up to one central location on your local network.

Backups & iCloud Drive

Date: 3rd February 2017

Duration: 42:05

Show ref: SCOM0601

With the introduction of iCloud Drive Desktop and Documents sync in macOS Sierra, I felt it was time to revisit the how, what and where of backups.

Even with the prevalence of online backups and services, local backups are still advisable including bootable backups if you want to get back working in a hurry. In this episode, I take you through the principles of creating a local bootable backup to a USB drive, as well as setting up a Time Machine backup to the same USB drive.

In addition, I demonstrate using a NAS or Network Attached Storage device (in my case a Synology NAS) as an expandable Time Machine Backup.

Another requirement is to sometimes backup or sync files across two Macs or more, and I demonstrate setting this up using ChronoSync and ChronoAgent on your Mac.

Finally, I take a look at the recent changes to iCloud Drive with Desktop and Documents sync and assess how these changes impact on your backup strategy, as well as demonstrating how to restore deleted files and folders from iCloud Drive within the 30 day limit.

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Backing Up Photos

Date: 5th June 2015

Duration: 28:23

Show ref: SCOM0506

It’s great having your Photos stored in the cloud, but you still need a backup!

If you rely on just a single cloud service to keep copies of your photos, it’s not a complete solution. Without a secondary backup, either locally or on another cloud service, you may find deleted photos are permanently gone. 

In this episode I look at some solutions for implementing secondary local and remote backups for your precious photos.