Two New Take Control Books Explain Mac Backups

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Take Control Books has published two books for new and experienced Mac Users on backups. "Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard," covers fastest and easiest way to create a complete Leopard backup system while "Take Control of Mac OS X Backup," in its third edition, takes the experienced user beyond Time Machine with more advanced techniques.

"Everyone knows backups are essential to protect against file corruption, hardware failure, and theft, but to go beyond the false security of turning on Time Machine or copying a few files to CD, Mac users can now turn to the third edition of "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups," the best-selling Take Control ebook by backup guru Joe Kissell...

"Or, for those who find the field overwhelming, Kissellis small ancillary ebook, "Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard," covers fastest and easiest way to create a complete Leopard backup system from which data can be restored after an accident or disaster," Tanya Engst told TMO.


"Take Control of Easy Backups in Leopard" by Joe Kissel aims at the heart of the matter to teach readers the fastest and easiest way to create a complete Leopard backup system that includes archives, an all-important bootable duplicate, and an offsite backup.

Mr. Kissell helps readers identify the backup hardware that best matches their needs and budget (including a look at Time Capsule - Appleis new backup appliance), and he provides instructions for using Time Machine as well as alternatives for eight cases where Time Machine lacks crucial features. Kissell walks readers through every step of the way, from setting up a backup drive or Time Capsule to explaining how to recover precious data in case of a deleted or corrupted file, a dead drive, or a stolen laptop. The book has 96 pages and is priced at US$10.00 for the PDF Ebook (1.8 MB) or $19.99 for the print edition.


In "Take Control of Mac OS X Backups," Joe Kissell helps readers pick the best backup strategy for their particular needs, providing an at-a-glance comparison of different backup strategies, along with extra advice for backing up digital photos and massive video projects. Readers learn the pros and cons of each type of backup media, including hard disk, Time Capsule, disc, Internet backup service, and more.

The book also discusses how to pick the best backup software for the useris needs and find time-tested recommendations for setting up, testing, and maintaining backups, complete with the essential instructions on how to restore after a crash. Free online appendixes compare features in almost 100 different backup products and give step-by-step directions for Retrospect. The book has 186 pages and is priced at $15.00 for the PDF Ebook (1.8 MB) or $27.99 for the print edition.

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