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Chapter 11. Exploring .Mac Services > Backing Up Your Files Using .Mac

Backing Up Your Files Using .Mac

Backing up your files is one of those things that most of us talk about, but seldom do on a regular basis. However, if you've ever experienced a catastrophic failure of your hard drive, a current backup can mean the difference between a simple restoration process, or the permanent loss of all your precious information. In addition, backups are not enough; they should be "off site" backups. In other words, your backup disks should not be in the same location as your computer (what if there were a fire). The good news is that owning a .Mac account makes backing up and restoring files easy (they supply you with the software), and you can create off-site backups using a CD/DVD or your iDisk.

Download and Install Backup

Open your browser and sign on to your .Mac account.

Click the Backup link.

Click Download Backup 2.

Click the Backup 2 link to download the latest version of the Backup software.

Double-click Backup.pkg on the Backup 2 Finder window, and then follow the onscreen instructions for installing the software.

If requested, type the Administrator name and password.

When you're done, close any open windows.


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