Difference: BackupMacLaptops (6 vs. 7)

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  • This only works when your Mac laptop is at Nevis, connected via the particle-physics wireless network (if you use the wired network consistently, read the instructions carefully).
  • This is only for Time Machine backups. If you just want to off-load your files somewhere, you'll need a different solution.
  • If you're using more than 200GB of your laptop's hard drive, we may run out of space quickly (see below).
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  • Please read the part below about "Exclude these items". If you don't exclude your email files (and downloadable media content), you may fill up the available space.
 

How-to

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  • Click on the "Options" button:
    • Turn off the "Notify after old backups are deleted" option.
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    • In the "Exclude these items from backups" panel, please please please add any folders whose contents you could re-download or re-sync if necessary. Examples:
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    • In the "Exclude these items from backups" panel, please please please add any folders whose contents you could re-download or re-sync if necessary. Examples:
 
      • iTunes items (~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music) or other purchased media files.
      • Cloud services (e.g., ~/Dropbox, ~/Google Drive).
      • Mail folders if you've set your mail reader to download mail for offline reading (e.g., ~/Library/Mail, ~/Library/Thunderbird). Note that this means your other mail settings (e.g., address book, custom spam filters) won't be backed up either unless you tweak the folder exclusion to go down to the profile level.
 
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