Astrophysics Apple Laptops backups

Astrophysics Apple laptops by default are not backed up. We would recommend that you purchase a external hard disk, and use Time Machine to backup the laptop.

Please note: The previously-available mechanism for synchronising home directories between laptops and the fileserver has had to be withdrawn, as it was found in practice to cause data loss.

Data partitions are not backed up unless you are using Time Machine.

Astrophysics Laptop Home folder Synchronisation

THIS HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN, as it proved treacherous in practice. Please watch this space for detailed suggestions for how to copy files between your laptop and fileserver home-directory areas. In the meantime, please see:

How to use Rsync and Unison

.... which itself is under revision.

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