Prasanna and Curtis discuss the importance of occasionally refreshing your hardware (or virtual hardware) and how important backup in in that scenario. There are many modern tools that can help you migrate from one thing to another (e.g. iPhone migration), but you’d better also have a decent backup. We also discuss the pros and cons of TimeMachine. It’s nice, but not perfect. (Still better than anything in WIndows, though.)
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.