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  802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
Subject:   Backup 1.2 is more or less useless
Date:   2002-09-09 07:08:45
From:   gaspode
I cannot backup all important Files on my harddisk as Backup needs admin privileges to backup other users data.


And I don't want to login as root just to do a backup.


So I stay with my homebrewn shell-script which I made an GUI for with ApleScript Studio...

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  • Derrick Story photo Backup 1.2 is more or less useless
    2002-09-09 08:23:53  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I think saying that Backup is "useless" just because it doesn't work for your particular situation is not a very constructive comment.

    There are many situations, such as the one I've outlined for "in between archiving" of ongoing projects, where Backup is quite useful.

    For readers new to the Mac DevCenter, this site is about the constructive use of tools available on the Mac platform. No one solution is right for everyone -- that's why we're using Macs.