9/10 – Backups – Time Machine & SuperDuper – Handout

Presentation:  Backups – Why, Where & How – by Yvonne Fried and Peter DeGroot

The recent tragic loss of homes and possessions in the Oak Knoll fire in Ashland emphasizes the need for backups of your computer data. Backup options will be reviewed, including backup media, backup applications, offsite vs. onsite locations, and clone vs. incremental types of backup.

What are the differences between an incremental backup like Time Machine and a bootable clone backup like SuperDuper, and why might people want one, the other, or both? Whenever I try to explain it just in words, I only seem to add to the confusion, so I’ve created this graphical illustration using a simplified computer with only 3 files. 5/10