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Using Apple’s Backup software

I use MobileMe to sync my contacts, calendars, and other information, but I also use Apple’s Backup application to quickly make a backup of the same information in case I need it. This morning, my friend Dave Caolo posted the third installment in his series on using Apple’s Backup application. If you’re new to Backup or just want some tips, it’s certainly worth a read.


Backup is a piece of software that Apple offers to MobileMe customers. A predecessor to Time Machine, Backup’s main purpose is to back up data in your home folder, though it can be customized to do more. Of course, even the most flexible backup solution is useless if the restoration process stinks. Fortunately, restoring with Backup is a breeze. Here’s how.