It’s 4:20 PM and I’ve had some very long days this week, with more to follow next week. Somewhere in there I did manage to make a Ghost backup of my system, the first in a long time. (It’s getting time—and past time—to do a hygienic reinstall of Enna, though I don’t know whether I’ll manage it before the Ur-Guru arrives next weekend.) Meanwhile, my five automated file backup systems continue to run smoothly.
I saw an enticing headline on Lifehacker yesterday: “Copy and Paste your Entire Hard Drive with Two Clicks with GParted.” That just sounded too good to be true. I haven’t had time to find out whether it is yet (I’m downloading the ISO of the GParted Live CD right now), but I discovered that there’s actually a substantial collection of backup-related articles on Lifehacker. The Mac readers on this list may find them particularly helpful, as there are several reviews of Mac software from real Mac users, which I’m not.
You can see the whole collection on the Lifehacker Blog. Write in and tell me whether any of the tips are helpful to you, and I’ll check GParted out for next week.