Difference: BackupMacLaptops (8 vs. 9)

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Quick warnings

  • This should not be your only laptop backup.
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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).
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  • This only works when your Mac laptop is at Nevis, connected via the particle-physics network.
 
  • 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).
  • 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.
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  • From the Finder, select the menu Go -> Connect to Server... (or just type Command-K).
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  • For "Server Address", enter afp://hgwells.nevis.columbia.edu and click the "Connect" button. If your Mac has a wired connection to Nevis, you can try afp://wells.nevis.columbia.edu.
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  • For "Server Address", enter afp://hgwells.nevis.columbia.edu and click the "Connect" button.
 
  • You'll be prompted for an account name and password:
    • The account name to enter is your Nevis Linux cluster account name, followed by @nevis.columbia.edu; e.g., if your account name is jsmith, then enter jsmith@nevis.columbia.edu. This is not an email address (if you care, it's your LDAP credential); do not type in your normal email address even if you never use your Nevis email address.
 
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