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Chapter 9. Using Backup

Chapter 9. Using Backup

One of the many perks of having a .Mac account is that you get a copy of Apple's file-backup program, named, appropriately, Backup. With it, you can set up your system to automatically copy important files to your iDisk, to a network volume, or to another hard drive, or even burn them to CD or DVD—or do some combination of the above.

The information on your computer—all of your e-mail messages, letters, digital photos, everything—is there because of incredibly complex electronic devices and equally complex hardware that keep everything in order. But, inevitably, something happens to one of those systems, and some or all of that precious data evaporates, never to be seen again. It's personally happened to me twice.


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