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Use a Time Capsule without attaching it to a router

  Every now and then, you need to back up to a Time Capsule, but you don’t have access to the router, or a wired network jack. You’ve got to go 100% wireless. I discovered a way to set it up 100% wirelessly, with no cables attached. You’ll need: a Time Capsule (any model; an AirPort Extreme with […]

Do you travel a lot? Make sure your Mac backs up to the cloud

Time Machine is a great way to back up your Mac. But what happens when you’re away a lot, with your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? It means your computer can’t back up via Time Machine. So it’s even more crucial that you have a cloud backup of your Mac. We recommend CrashPlan, but there […]

How long do hard drives last? And what does that mean for the life of your Mac?

How long do hard drives last? A post on the company site of cloud backup service Backblaze discusses the life cycle of hard drives. (They are using about 25,000 hard drives at a time.) They have found that about 5% of the hard drives fail in the first 18 months. They call this “infant mortality” […]

Top 7 Mac Backup Blog Posts

Backing up your Mac is so important that today we’re giving you our top 7 posts on the hows and whys of Mac backups. 5 tips on backing up your Mac These tips are useful for anyone on a Mac, and cover local as well as cloud backup. Why Did My Hard Drive Die? The […]

CrashPlan and Java 7 on the Mac

CrashPlan is excellent cloud backup software. However, one issue it has is that it depends on Java, which is a transitional state on Macs. On Macs, CrashPlan is designed to work with Java 6, which is included with Snow Leopard, and downloaded from Apple if needed on Lion and Mountain Lion. One complicated bit is […]

Top 5 Reasons We Like CrashPlan for Business

Here are the top 5 benefits we’ve found from using CrashPlan PROe. Most of these are PROe specific, although a few of these also come with regular CrashPlan and CrashPlan Pro.

Why does CrashPlan take so long to back up?

CrashPlan only backs up what is new since the last backup. So usually that doesn’t take long. But that first backup can take forever. Why does it take so long for CrashPlan to do the initial backup?

What to do when your Time Machine backup won’t restore

You have an updated Time Machine backup but you can’t get the backup to restore to a new hard drive. Here are instructions on what to do.

How to Make a Clone of Your Mac

Instructions for how to create a one-time snapshot copy of everything on your Mac.

Mac Backup to the Cloud

Why Mac experts prefer CrashPlan for online (cloud) backup.

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