Back up your Mac with Time Machine
Posted April 17th, 2014 by George Urick in Tech Tips
Time Machine is a very simple tool in Mac OS X that can prevent the heartbreak of losing all of your important files. Time Machine is a great program that runs without you worrying about it.
After initial setup, all you need to do is make sure the hard drive is connected or that your Time Capsule is running. Time Machine will keep hourly backups for the last day, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month. You can backup for years depending on how many files you keep.
Storing your Digital Life. RAID explained.
Posted December 10th, 2013 by Mark Gevaert in Tech Tips
As many are finding out, digital storage and content is no longer a thing of the future. Our entire lives are written in zeros and ones and lovingly trusted to our computers. As far back as 2008, people had on average over $1,600 worth of digital content, with that number growing by 500% per year. Imagine losing all your data to a hard drive crash or a computer stolen. This is exactly what has happened to journalists, and even bigger companies like PIxar when they lost almost 90% of Toy Story 2 to someone accidentally deleting their hard drive. These things can be avoided by simply using backups in the correct way. Here are some different storage types, what they do, and what they can offer.