I've had terrible issues with Mac OS X never completing Spotlight indexing and Time Machine backups. I was pulling out my hair until I decided to check the console log. That's when I saw this: Thousands of mdworker errors, with a dozen appearing every second. What could it mean? There was no more information in the console or inspector. I immediately turned to the Google … [Read more...] about Mac OS X Bug: ExFAT Hangs Spotlight and Time Machine
Apple's not an enterprise company or a storage company. In fact, they're rapidly jettisoning both - consider the sad fate of the Xserve RAID. But Apple does have enterprise features and storage features in their operating systems. And Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" is a great case in point. From Versions to Time Machine Local Snapshots to AirDrop, Lion brings some storage love, and … [Read more...] about Key Storage Features in Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”
Apple is readying the next major release of their Mac OS X operating system. Dubbed "Lion", Mac OS X 10.7 is widely expected to hit Apple stores in the Summer of 2011, and brings many exciting new features along for the ride. This series of articles introduces the storage and data protection features of Lion as they are revealed. Many operating systems include a backup … [Read more...] about Local Snapshots in Mac OS X Lion Time Machine: Is It A Good Idea?
Time Machine is one of my favorite Mac OS X features. Sure, it's not loaded with features and customizability, but it works for the most part. Plus, it's so easy to set up that it encourages the average computer user to actually have a backup. Anything that encourages backups is great news in my book! But Apple recently rolled out a "Time Capsule Backup Update", and … [Read more...] about “Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.”
EMC's low-end storage specialist, Iomega, today introduced a two-drive version of their iSCSI-capable StorCenter NAS line. The ix2-200 also adds native Time Machine support, data synchronization (including a QuickTransfer button), spin-down for its new low-power drives, and will soon boast VMware and Hyper-V compatibility certification. It also sports a more modern (and much … [Read more...] about Iomega ix2-200 Adds iSCSI, Sync To Dual-Drive SOHO NAS