Backup Redux with ARQ

Since the untimely demise of Crashplan earlier this year, it was necessary to revisit my backup strategy. Previously backups were configured on my LAN directly to a TimeMachine capable host paired with Crashplan backing up simultaneously to both a local server and over the Internet to Crashplan Central. My hope Read more…

Assessing Your TimeMachine Backup Strategy

Since returning to a predominantly Macintosh household a few years ago, we have been diligently maintaining backups on our shared TimeMachine volume. Everything is being kept current, and it has been comforting to watch the periodic swirl of the TimeMachine backup status icon in my toolbar. However, we have yet to test this backup strategy and it is now getting to the point where it would be good to know that it’s working.