Back Up Your Mac Properly

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has some tips to help you back up your Mac correctly, including two ironclad rules and an axiom for backing up properly.

Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich – Mac Geek Gab 796

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff found to kick it up a notch into the new year.

You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 771

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 771

So how do these “silent updates” work, anyway? Why can’t I click links in Safari? And will your future self be happy with your past self’s backup-related decisions? These are the hard questions, folks, and your two favorite geeks tackle them just for you. Plus, listen as John and Dave share your tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Mac Geek Gab 771 is here just for you. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Founder, Bombich Software, Mike Bombich (#2) - TMO Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Mike Bombich is the founder and president of Bombich Software, the developer of Carbon Copy Cloner. That’s a backup app for the Mac that has saved the day for many users. He’s a former Apple employee.

In this timely post-WWDC show, Mike joins me to explain the structure of APFS drives and the new read-only System files in macOS Catalina. He explained new features of volumes in macOS 10.15, especially how the System is isolated from the Data volume (which contains /Users). He also explained the new firmlinks that tie these two volumes together, making them appear as one. Finally, Mike explained how Carbon Copy Cloner external drives can no longer be HFS+ in Catalina but must become APFS.

Don't Lose a Bit (or Byte) of Precious Data in 2019

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #313 World Backup Day isn’t until March 31, but I didn’t want this public service announcement to wait that long: You are going to lose every file on your Mac’s hard and/or solid state drive(s) if those files have not been backed up. – Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus  Notice how…

How to Restore Files to an External Drive with Time Machine

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you need to restore a file or folder from Time Machine but want to put the recovered item on an external drive, how do you go about it? In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll cover how to do that, so you don’t have to take up more space on your Mac than necessary!

TMO WWDC 2018 Coverage Sponsor: Carbon Copy Cloner

· Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

Carbon Copy Cloner
Please join me in thanking Bombich Software, makers of the fantastic Carbon Copy Cloner, for helping to sponsor our WWDC 2018 coverage. It’s not just covering WWDC that Bombich cares about, it’s covering your data and ensuring that you not only have a backup, but that you can manage it easily and effectively. Carbon Copy Cloner is right there for you!

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars – Mac Geek Gab 673

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Moving your Photos to a new drive, managing your Finder’s smart searches, reasons for a VPN, and remote access to your own Macs are just the first few topics that Dave and John discuss this week. Then it’s on to managing your document syncing, finding an old version of Mac OS X for an older Mac, some cool scripts that other listeners developed for monitoring your network, and more! Press play and enjoy!

Carbon Copy Cloner Adds APFS Support

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Carbon Copy Cloner 5 includes APFS support for macOS High Sierra

Just in time for this fall’s macOS High Sierra release Carbon Copy Cloner added APFS support.

Resolve to Back Up Your Mac in 2017

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

To add a backup disk (or a second disk), click Select Disk… in the Time Machine System Preferences pane.

“There are only two kinds of Mac users: Those who have lost data, and those who will.” Dr. Mac said it in his first book, Dr. Macintosh, in 1989 and has been saying it ever since… It’s sad that so many users still don’t start backing up until after they’ve lost irreplaceable files. What’s even sadder is that in 2016 (as in all previous years), one of the most common issues reported by friends and readers was a crashed hard or solid-state drive. This week, Dr. Mac explains how to prevent heartbreak when (not “if”) your drive dies…