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Re: Mac OS X Leopard

Ryuji is smart here and the Time Machine, is good in that
it synchs well w/the OS etc.
Also, the storage system, Time Capsule w/1TB for $479
@ education pricing, is a very good deal.

On February2008, at 10:35 PM, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:

Time Machine isn't the only backup solution. That is
absolutely true. However, any external backup system would
have to figure out which files were created/deleted/modified
by scanning each directory, and sometimes by using
computationally expensive hash function. So having this
feature as a part of the OS is an advantage, since OS can
collect and access to these pieces of information with much
less computational burden. I currently use rsync -avx
--inplace to backup my files, but I'm looking forward to try
Time Machine when I figure out the transition strategy.

Ryuji Suzuki
"Make something religious and people don't have to deal with it, they
can say it's irrelevant." (Bob Dylan, Biograph booklet, 1985)