Written by: Adam Christianson
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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 358. New Macbook Air. New Mac Mini. Thunderbolt LED Display. Installing Lion. Lion first impressions. Lion tips and tricks. Fixing the new Desktop Zoom.
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One thing that annoyed me a bit about this podcast was Adam’s comment that show sponsor Faronics ‘has you covered’ if you want to upgrade to its Lion-compatible version of Deep Freeze 5. Well, it has you covered if you bought the product in the last 12 months. If not, your serial number won’t work with Deep Freeze 5. Contacting Faronics I was told that I would have to buy the software again as my ‘yearly maintenance support’ (which comes with the software) had run out. If this was made clear both by Faronics when you buy the product and Adam when he gives it glowing reviews in his podcast then I wouldn’t grumble. But Faronics doesn’t and neither dos Adam.
In this episode, Adam comments on third-party backup solutions and whether or not they are reliable. I just wanted to post some success feedback–I have two backups (both Time Machine based), one on an external USB disk (official use), and another on my Linux machine via the guide here (http://www.kremalicious.com/2008/06/ubuntu-as-mac-file-server-and-time-machine-volume/). I updated both before my clean installation (read about it here: http://purelinux.net), and used the network one to restore without a single hiccup. I’ve been using the network-based backup for a couple years now (first time I’ve had to use it, though I’ve tested it a couple times), and it has worked great for me (over WiFi, too)!
I think Adam will agree with me, you’re good to go as long as you validate your backups (what good are they if you can’t use them)!!