September 19, 2008

Hooray for Time Machine!

My iMac’s hard disk died a slow painful death… Slow as in, it got really really really fucking slow and then died. Replaced free under applecare, but what about my data?

Well, Time Machine had been chugging along, regularly backing up to an extarnal disk… Boot up under leopard for the first time and as it comes up “Would you like to restore from time machine?” Why yes, yes I would… Couple hours later, my machine is up and nearly perfect. Turns out I had excluded one directory deliberately, which made sense but is a bit annoying… And I had to repair permissions. Otherwise, all looks great. Highly recommended.

I need to get my parents on a mac.

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