On 7/15/2010 11:42 AM, Andy Levy wrote:
>> Just to clarify, TimeMachine doesn't really version your file. It does a back up every hour of any files that have changed. So, if you change the file 4 times in one hour you can't go back to "any" of those revisions... just the last one TM backed up each hour.
> Also, at the end of each week (I think - it kind of depends on how
> much space you have. Regardless, it's some set time period), those
> hourlies get deleted and you only have a snapshot of the end of each
> day. Then just the end of each week. And when you're out of space
> entirely, the weeklies start getting deleted, oldest first. You do not
> have an eternal, complete history of each file with TM.
> That said, I think TM is a great backup system for the average user;
> it's saved me a couple times, and I really wish there was something
> comparable for my XP system I have to use for work.
Kind of off-topic for this list unless you are just using subversion for
backups, but backuppc (http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/)is a good
solution if you can put it on a central Linux server (with
linux/windows/mac targets). It uses pooling and compression to keep
more history than you'd expect on line and available through a web
Received on 2010-07-15 19:28:54 CEST