[MlMt] . Re: High Sierra, APFS, Time Machine, and MailMate.

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Dec 14 13:20:26 EST 2017

On 14 Dec 2017, at 13:18, Randall Meadows wrote:

> On 14 Dec 2017, at 10:44, Tracy Valleau wrote:
>> As an Apple Developer since 1978, I can say that I quit using TM 
>> years ago. It is a consumer-level product, with modest capabilities 
>> and horrible reliability.
>> You asked for a solution. You need more robust backup software, which 
>> offers a mimicking of TM.
>> Two extremely reliable options are Carbon Copy Cloner and Chronosync. 
>> Both can be configured to run automatically whenever you like.
>> Chronosync is extremely versatile, and can out-do TM in its level of 
>> granularity.
> Neither of which, though, do "versioned" backups like TM does, right?  
> You only get the most recent "snapshot" of the drive, not any history 
> of any items?
> (I use CCC nightly for a quick-recovery in case of major disk failure, 
> and TM to save my butt when I do something silly in `git`...)

That's why I don't use CCC. I use other, home-built solutions for full, 
non-versioned backup.
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