802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
Subject:   Backup does not work with DVD-Ram
Date:   2002-09-04 23:56:24
From:   fnonnenm
I have a 2-year old PowerMac G4 with a DVD-Ram, and Backup refuses to let me use it. Backup will also limit the online option to .Mac iDisk only, which means you can't backup to another FTP or WebDAV-enabled server.

Keep in mind those limitations if, besides keeping your email address, you were considering Backup as another reason to throw $50 for .Mac. This application, while very easy to use, does not compare well with other backup products.

Apple simply needs to unlock a few things and it will become another great application. Meanwhile, as the author of this article, you'll probably need to keep your current backup solution.

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  • Derrick Story photo Backup does not work with DVD-Ram
    2002-09-05 07:19:08  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    This may not be a solution for everyone, but I have to say, that it's working great for me. I am keeping my current solution. Said that in the article. But I've added .Mac to my exising backup program to bring even more protection. As I said, paying $50 (annual) to prevent losing even a couple hours of work is worth the price for me.