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.Mac with iWeb, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide by David Reynolds

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Chapter 12. Using Backup

One of the many perks of having a .Mac account is that you get a copy of Apple’s filebackup program—named, appropriately, Backup. With it, you can set up your system to automatically copy important files to your iDisk, to a network volume or another hard drive, or even burn them to CD or DVD.

The information on your computer—all of your e-mail messages, letters, digital photos, everything—is there because incredibly complex electronic devices and equally complex software keep everything in order. But, inevitably, something happens to one of those systems, and precious data evaporates. It happened to me personally. Twice.

Backup offers hope. Properly used, it’s a great way to ensure that you don’t lose any valuable data. ...

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