|Macintosh backups, a better way|
I thought about backups for Catherine's Macintosh laptop a while ago in the end it was too complicated, and I basically never solved the problem. Catherine got lucky today, and having married a fantastic guy, she got a new Macintosh for her birthday today. Even though her birthday isn't for another 6 days.
That would be irrelevant if the "make your new Mac" process hadn't sparked an idea. To bootstrap your new Macintosh, you put it in firewire target mode and plug it into the new machine. It then copies the data you should care about to the new machine.
That made me wonder if Ubuntu Feisty supports firewire disks out of the box. Guess what? It does. The new Macintosh backup process is born. I just plug the laptop into a server, run a simple script and walk away. Did I mention it's also crazily fast? Too cool.
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