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Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive

Looking to protect your data as part of World Backup Day? You'll need a hard drive. We'll tell you what to look for and which models have impressed us.

Why you shouldn't back up to an internal hard drive

In a previous article, I briefly explained why you shouldn't back up to a second internal drive. Mike Bell wanted a more detailed explanation.

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Emergency backups you didn't know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.

Expo Notes: IDrive offers online backup and cloud-based syncing services

New to Macworld/iWorld's show floor this year is IDrive, which offers cloud-based online backup and syncing services.

How to create redundant Time Machine backups

Mountain Lion makes it easier to create multiple Time Machines backups. Chris Breen explains how.

Bugs & Fixes: Time Machine, AirPort Extreme drives, and multiple Macs

Ted Landau offers advice for backing up multiple Macs to a USB drive attached to an AirPort Extreme base station.

Review: GoodSync's features are rich but require study

People who need to keep sets of files and folders identically matched will find it worthwhile to take the time to learn GoodSync.

Keep your data safe when you travel for the holidays

Hitting the road this holiday season? Before you do, follow these steps to make sure you don't find a data disaster if your computer falls prey to nature, theft, or bad luck while you're out and about.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.