Beep! Beep! Beep! Backing Up!

People, really… A public service announcement.

Make some backups!

My own backup strategy consists largely of something like this:

ditto -V -rsrcFork /Users/pete /Volumes/Backup/Users/pete

Which, besides making a whole bunch of text appear on the screen, backs up your home directory, saving the resource fork, just in case!

That /Volumes/Backup is actually a drive on another machine, so now we’ve got a copy. Well, a few hours later we have a copy…

(See Also: man ditto)

(Non-Mac OS X users, you’re on your own here!)