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Back Up Your Computer: It's a Big Deal

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

        These days it can sometimes seem as though our entire lives are on our devices. Our conversations with our loved ones are on iMessage. Our pictures from vacations and outings are on our smartphone. Perhaps even your children's first drawings are now saved on an iPad. Fortunately, unlike physical photo albums, your files can't burn down, fall apart, rip, or tear. But your systems can crash, be corrupted, or reset. Your data also needs protection just as much as your photo albums. That's why you need to back up your data consistently. It's like making several...

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How To Speed Up A Time Machine Backup

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  As a Mac user, it's important that you create a Time Machine Backup. This is essential to keeping all your data safe just in case something goes wrong with your computer. And it's one of the most important steps before Pearing your TarDisk to your Mac. However, sometimes Time Machine takes some time to complete the backup. Let's speed up that process. You can do that using what's called the "command line". But be careful! This change will slow down your computer's performance while Time Machine is running. The very reason this trick works is by increasing the Time...

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Mac OS X: stop asking me to use new disks for Time Machine

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  All Mac users should set up Time Machine backups to ensure they have their data and MacOS X installation saved. You can always use an external hard drive called Time Capsule or any network drive for a Time Machine backup. But what can get annoying is when Time Machine will ask you if you'd like to set up a new HD as a Time Machine backup every time you connect an external drive to your Mac. Basically, if you plug in a blank drive to a Mac, a dialog box will be triggered asking: “Do you want to use...

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Backing up your mac before upgrading to OS X Sierra

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Keeping your Mac backed up is probably one of the most important things you can do as a Mac user. Think of it along the lines of car insurance – you buy car insurance because it'd be a pretty good thing to have if you end up in an accident. You might never get into an accident. But peace of mind itself is pretty valuable - and so is not having to lose money and time paying for an accident yourself. So, if your Mac crashes and deletes all your files, wouldn't have all your files saved somewhere else be a...

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