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answered Manage /etc/hosts from menu bar
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answered Can command or option and shift (just those two keys) be assigned as an OS X shortcut?
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comment iCloud in OS X Implementation - which protocol does it use?
I used Charles. But it is probably doable as well with WireShark.
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
Not yet, but I'm not forgetting it. I'll post my final setup here as soon as I settle down.
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
Thanks, I was looking for such a writeup. I'll read this.
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
Well, I don't really know where my understanding is coming from, but I do know that the reality is far more complicated then "if it's in the latest folder, it's ok", because Backup.backupdb is full of symbolic links. Let's say I made the first TM backup (#1) with my drive connected. After 1h, another backup (#2) is done and the modified bits of my drive are backup up as well. After another hour, my drive is unplugged and another backup is done (#3). Imagine now that TM is thinning my backups and decide to delete #2. I'm afraid modifications on my drive since #1 aren't backed up anymore.
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
This solution seems interesting, given I don't find any commercial software that suits me. I'm digging this one (with a bit of UI, maybe a widget or a menu item) while I'll continue to look for an existing solution (it is (or should be) easier to setup and maintain).
Sep
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
I don't want to rely on the free version of CrashPlan, because they could make the subscription mandatory anytime. And I don't want to pay a subscription for a local backup software.
Sep
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
In my understanding, my most recent backup does not especially include a backup from my external disk, that's the problem. As a temporary solution, I'm doing manual clones so my medias are backed up.
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
I don't trust it for two reasons : 1/ In a test I made, my external disk was excluded right after I told Time Machine not to exclude it (on Lion). I did not dig further because of 2/ "However, it's best to leave such a drive connected as much as possible, so you don't run afoul of Time Machine's "thinning" schedule; if you connect an external HD and run a backup, then disconnect it, the backups could be deleted in as little as 24 hours." (pondini.org/TM/32.html)
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comment How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?
I wasn't aware of the (quite complete) scheduling features of CCC. I was hoping for a more streamlined experience (I find the UI a bit clumsy), but CCC should do the trick.