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Control Time Machine from the command line

Whether you manage remote Macs or just love delving into the nitty-gritty, you need to know about this command-line tool for Time Machine.

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.

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Happy World Backup Day: Start backing up your Mac today

World Backup Day may be a made-up holiday, but the lesson it brings is an important one: Back up your files, or risk losing everything. It's easier to get started than you might think.

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.