Time Machine automatic backups

Time Machine

I noticed Time Machine stopped making automatic backups, it would start ‘preparing’ but never actually making the hourly backup anymore. Took me a while to figure out what was causing it, so for future reference and anyone else who might have the same problem:

  1. Turn off Time Machine in the Preferences
  2. Delete /Library/Preferences/
  3. Turn Time Machine back on

(hat tip)

Time Machine saves the day

Again. In case you were wondering why the site was down last week, the hard drive of my Mac Mini that runs the site died. Completely and irreparably. So I had to wait until the next day before I could go out, buy a new drive, install it in the Mini, pop in the Snow Leopard DVD and do a full restore from Time Machine (the Mac’s standard backup program). It’s a godsend.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.