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Rudeman
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Zurg

New Mac owner with .mac question

I just bought an e-mac for my wife and was wondering what experience you all have with .mac?

Worth it or no?

Thanks


MadDog3057
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join:2002-02-26
Miami, FL
I hope this old thread of mine will help you out.

».mac is it really worth it?
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Rudeman
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reply to Rudeman
Thanks - after reading the thread looks like it's worth it.

What did you finally decide BTW??


MadDog3057
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I went for the trial and decided to keep it. Specially now with Panther that syncs with idisk automatically.
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KS225

join:2001-05-18
Orange, CT
reply to Rudeman
I'm very happy with it but it depends on whether you take advantage of what it offers. Here's what I use:
• offsite storage for my mission critical files
• Backup utility automates above
• use Homepage to upload family pix for others to view
• iPhoto automates upload to idisk
• free Virex
• free Tech Tool Pro
• iSync synchronizes Safari bookmarks on two different macs.

YMMV,
Ken


bobrk
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reply to Rudeman
So how do you get Backup to do incremental backups, like just backing up the stuff that's new? Is it automatic, and I just generated more stuff than would then fit in the iDisk?
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Thinkdiff
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Bronx, NY
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said by bobrk:
So how do you get Backup to do incremental backups, like just backing up the stuff that's new? Is it automatic, and I just generated more stuff than would then fit in the iDisk?

It's automatic. it will only copy files that have been updated or new files.
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KS225

join:2001-05-18
Orange, CT
reply to bobrk
said by bobrk:
So how do you get Backup to do incremental backups,
I believe that this topic has been discussed in .mac message boards (available only to .mac subscribers). Specifically, there is debate as to whether Backup performs a completely new backup or incrementally changes what is already there. My recall is that it does not do incremental backup.
ken