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Filed under 'backup'

October 26, 2007

AppleInsider | Apple yanks wireless backup from Leopard last minute

Wow, I hadn’t noticed this had gone.

Digging deeper, it appears that you can only use Time Machine to backup to network drives shared using “Apple File Protocol”, rather than the more common SMB. Glad I have my Drobo hooked up to a Mac Mini, because that’s one of the main reasons I bought it.

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July 26, 2007

Twibright Optar

Codec allowing you to reliably back your data up to dead-tree. You can print about 200kb to a sheet of A4, then scan it in later to retrieve your data.

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January 11, 2007


Impressive looking network backup software. Straightforward to set-up, you can either pay CrashPlan to backup to their servers, or use local or friends’ hard drives for free. Lots of nice touches, like using Bonjour to discover local backup destinations automatically. Once the Linux client is ready, I’ll be in heaven.

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July 4, 2006


Simple perl encrypted-backup-to-Amazon-S3 tool.

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June 14, 2006

CLEO: Compact Library Extension Organizer

Firefox extension which bundles your installed extensions & preferences, so you can install them onto another PC in one foul swoop.

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March 19, 2006


Distributed P2Pish secure backups. You give up 10Gb of your hard drive, for the rights to distribute 1Gb of your files across hundreds of peers. Sadly Windows-only, and there’s no way to tweak how much *bandwidth* you’re willing to give up, but could come in handy.

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November 30, 2005

MP3tunes Locker

Michael Robertson’s new site seems to be targeting itself as an “off-site backup” and synchronisation service for your music files, and therefore completely covered by fair-use. RIAA, start your lawyers.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.