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Single Time Machine Backups

Tired of Time Machine running all the time? You can turn it off in the Time Machine preference pane, but still initiate a single backup by choosing Back Up Now from Time Machine's menu bar icon. Of course, your backup is much less likely to be up to date, but Time Machine won't be taking any resources while you're trying to work.

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Sumex Mirrors, Speak Up!

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Liam Breck <breck@kirk.ecs.umass.edu>, the Info-Mac moderator in charge the sumex reorganization, writes:

Attention administrators of Info-Mac mirror sites:

We are compiling a list of Info-Mac mirror sites around the world so we can inform users where else our archive can be reached and so we can stay in touch with our mirrors about important changes, such as the recent file list format change.

If you are in charge of, or closely associated with, an Info-Mac mirror site, please email me the following information:

  • site Internet address
  • site location (include organization, city, state, country)
  • email address(es) of site administrator(s)
  • name(s) of site administrator(s)
  • site disk capacity
  • site operating system
  • how much of the Info-Mac archive is available at site
  • how often site connects to Info-Mac for updates
  • method used to update site

 

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