Coming to think of it, there would be a way to back up Yojimbo with Time Machine: you just need to create a "sparse bundle disk image" with Disk Utility, put your Yj DB on that and make the Yojimbo folder in ~/Library/Application Support/ an alias to the mountpoint of the image in /Volumes. Finally, write a little Automator script to mount the image, e.g. at startup, and start Yojimbo through the script after mounting the image. Time Machine can back up the Yj DB in pieces of 8 MB, because you chose "sparse bundle disk image"!.

Basically, it is much the same as you might have already for Mail - e.g., I use an encrypted sparse bundle disk image for my mail folder, which I mount before starting mail, requesting the password and then starting Mail - and a nice way to safely store your e-mail, too.


-Florian





On 15.02.2008, at 7:37, Jan Erik Moström wrote:

Rhet Turnbull <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 08-02-14 15.58

I would never use a backup solution that didn't run on live data.
Thankfully the days of "they system is down for backup" are long gone.
Whether I use Time Machine or I use Super Duper or Chronosync or
something else, I'm certainly not about to take my machine offline or
logout to do the backup.

Your misunderstanding me, if you run a backup on a programs data file (without the applications talking to each other) you always run the risk of inconsistent data (unless you have a filesystem that does some fancy stuff). For example, if you have an application with several files that in some way depend on each other - for example a database that store data as individual files and then have an index file to keep track of them - there is always the chance that the backup is done between the modification of the individual files which would make the data in the backup inconsistent.

So while I'm running TM for my whole disk, I'm also running a second program for applications that is constantly running like my email program.


                           jem
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