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  • 15. Re: backup?
    Garratt Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Thanks, hopefully this will get figured out, before something does happen.


    Thanks guys

  • 16. Re: backup?
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,640 points)

    Buy two WD Passport hard drives, they are cheap, convenient and fast.


    Use something like iBackup [free] to set periodic backups and connect the drives when asked.


    Keep one drive off premises, possibly doing a return favor with a friend or family member.


    Cloud based solutions are, opaque, problematic in the short-term and a disaster in the long term.


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  • 17. Re: backup?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,690 points)

    Be aware that one can't backup an iPhoto library to a cloud system and restore it in working order.  The cloud servers have different OS and format which do not know how to handle the iPhoto package and it's complicated links and permissions.


    Therefore, for backing up iPhoto libraries a local EHD that is formatted OS X Extended (journaled) with ownership set to be ignored and a backup app like Time Machine is the only option what will work.



  • 18. Re: backup?
    Garratt Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Thank you, will send this link to her.

  • 19. Re: backup?
    Garratt Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Thank you,

    Also for the humor.

  • 20. Re: backup?
    Garratt Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Hi Everyone, my friend travels a lot, and likes to take photos. Me, not so much. Anyway.


    Could she use iCloud to upload photos as a backup when she is traveling, then when she gets home download those same photos, to be saved on Ext HD's?


    Thanks again guys.


    PS: just in case she loses her computer or something.

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