Jul 282006

So I use Apple’s Backup program to do my backups. Apparently this was a huge mistake, as it’s crashing while trying to restore my backups. Over and over and over again.

What kind of idiots write a backup program that crashes 100% of the time when restoring more than a handful of files? That’s psychotic.

I’m finding I can make some headway if I only restore one or two folders at a time, but that means this is taking forever to get done, and increases the odds that I’ll forget to restore something.

So far, I’ve managed to get about half of my project source code restored, and maybe a sixth of my documents. At this pace, I expect if I’m lucky, I’ll have everything back tomorrow.

Just now, as I was writing this, Backup crashed trying to restore my Documents/Mozilla folder. Good times.

I have email in to Apple begging for help. I don’t expect to get much.

This seriously blows.

 Posted by at 10:49 AM

  3 Responses to “Backup hell”

  1. Well, it would be crazy to ditch the best platform just because of one app giving me trouble. I’d shoot myself if I had to use Windows every day — and I’d maim myself badly if I had to use Linux. :)

  2. Just to hopefully stave off complaints from the vast Linux crowd out there, I do think Linux is cool, I just don’t think it’s a viable desktop OS yet. I’m a geek, but I appreciate slick, pretty interfaces and apps that are so easy to use that a brain-dead rat between two stale slices of bread can figure out how to work it.

    Linux is in general not ready for that kind of user yet. I don’t like to have to think too much when I use my computer for non-geekworthy stuff.