Maccast 2012.12.31

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 425. Apple working on iWatch. More speculation on next gen iPads. Pre-holiday iPads are most used tablets. US produced Mac may be Mac mini. Is TV next battlefield for Apple and Samsung? Easier saving of Instagram photos. Amazon sells Lightning cables. Why I hound you about backups. Choosing a UPS. USB 3.0 can interfere with wireless signals. Mac Geek Disneyland Day.

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  1. CraigW | Jan 02 2013 - 03:49

    It would be very helpful to have a block-diagram of George’s back-up system, AND, a series of diagrams visualizing the transition from the base system, to running off a clone, to rebuilding and downloading data from his Time Machine.

    Thanks for a particularly useful story from George. The visuals would go a long way to making it replicable.



  2. Malcolm Waring | Jan 03 2013 - 04:53

    I have one question about your UPS segment:

    Unless i heard it wrong, I cannot understand why you are using a UPS for a MacBook Pro or any laptop.

    If I lose power, I have a built in UPS of what, 6 or more hours?

    Surge protection for sure, and UPS for everything else. I’ve been preaching that for years too.

  3. George Starcher | Jan 05 2013 - 01:37

    A laptop would not need a ups for brownout purposes as long as it’s internal battery is healthy and partially charged. But if using something like a mac mini, mac pro, imac etc it would save potential data loss from a brownout.

  4. George Starcher | Jan 05 2013 - 01:26

    I dont think a diagram is needed.
    1. maintain bootable clone
    2. Boot to clone as needed
    3. boot to recovery partiion when ready
    4. tell it to load mountain lion and use time machine backup as source.
    5. wait till it finishes.