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Photos in the Cloud

  iCloud is a great way to push your photos to all your Apple devices and share photos with friends.  However, iCloud is not intended for backup or archival storage of your photos. iCloud will store 1000 photos for 30 days. This gives you plenty of time to import your photos into iPhoto on your Mac.…

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Time Machine disk full options

  Anyone who’s been using Time Machine for years knows that your Time Machine drive eventually fills up. Time Machine handles this situation by automatically deleting your oldest backups. If you don’t want this to happen, the best solution is to buy an additional hard drive. Storage is extremely cheap now, with 4 TB external…

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Time Machine metadata

  (This post is for our more advanced readers who are curious about how Time Machine stores its data.) OS X stores Time Machine metadata in file extended attributes. These attributes can be viewed using the xattr command. To view this data: 1. Navigate to your Time Machine backup disk using Terminal. 2. cd into…

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Local vs Cloud backup

Many of our clients ask about cloud backup solutions. Cloud is a marketing buzzword, so it’s important to understand why a cloud backup solution may or may not be right choice for your home or business. The primary benefit of a cloud-based solution is that your data is backed up off-site. It’s always important to…