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  • Sean ONeil

    June 6, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Does anyone know if Time Machine can disrupt ETT or capture? Or is Leopard smart enough to not run it during those processes?

  • David Roth Weiss

    June 6, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Wow that’s so funny, I was just writing a review of Time Machine and suddenly I looked up and there you had written the first mention of it in months.

    I have not found Time Machine to have a single downside or to interfere with anything so far. If you think about it, the incremental backups it does durng the day, are puny — its just backing up the files that have changed on your system drive, which are mostly just small data files. I really like it, hence the review I’m writing in which I’ll give it five Cows.

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Apple Final Cut Pro, Business & Marketing, and Indie Film & Documentary forums.

  • Jeff Carpenter

    June 6, 2008 at 2:56 am

    I couldn’t say for sure, but I have these 2 thoughts:

    1) I’ve been using Time Machine for months now without any problems.

    2) I have to imagine there would have been reports or complaints SOMEWHERE on the internet if this was actually a problem. I have seen nothing, has anyone else?

    (And 3, I guess…how stupid would Apple be if they didn’t think of this? I know…stranger things have happened, but I’m betting they thought about it.)

  • Captain Mench

    June 6, 2008 at 3:33 am

    David…

    Here’s a test for you…

    Install a malicious version of QT on your computer and see if you can use TimeMachine to revert… No?

    Hmmm

    See if something else breaks and you need to reinstall the system. And you want to use Time Machine to revert to Yesterday’s setup… You can’t??? Oh my!!

    See if you can find that jpeg you accidently threw away from the desktop… Oh? You CAN!! wow!!! That’s helpful!!!

    CaptM

  • John Pale

    June 6, 2008 at 3:45 am

    You can revert anything on your drive to its previous state, not just recover stuff you trashed.

    I know. I have done it. It works. Beautifully.

  • John Pale

    June 6, 2008 at 3:48 am

    That being said, it can interfere with ETT and capture, depending on your system. Its happened to me, and I always turn it off now during these operations.

    My machine is on the slow side by today’s standards (dual 2ghz G5)….a MacPro might not hiccup at all.

  • Captain Mench

    June 6, 2008 at 3:56 am

    No… Can you revert your system files? Can you pick a day in Time Machine and say revert my machine to THIS day? Unless they changed it in an update after I gave up on TM I’d say you cannot.

    CaptM

  • David Roth Weiss

    June 6, 2008 at 3:58 am

    [Michael Mench] “Hmmm”

    Oh boy!!! We needed some controversy just before a boring weekend.

    So good captain, are you saying you’ve actually tried to retore something important, such as a previous state of Quicktime, or is this something you’ve read about?

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Apple Final Cut Pro, Business & Marketing, and Indie Film & Documentary forums.

  • Carsten Orlt

    June 6, 2008 at 4:01 am

    Nope it doesn’t affect capture or any other function of Final Cut and any of the Studio applications.

    I’m with David here. The best backup system I ever used (end never even notice its there)

    And you can easily trigger it manually too. Select to display it in the menu bar and from there you can select ‘back up now’. For those times you need to be sure and don’t want to wait for the hour interval.

    re Michaels comments: you can restore anything you like, but sometimes you actually need to do a complete system restore instead of just one file(s) I’ve done this twice since Leopard came out and it just works. No more danger upgrading FCP/QT/System as you can always go back 🙂

    The only one problem that I found was the following: I only use an equal sized backup drive (120GB system to 120GB backup) because time-machine does incremental backups the drive filled up pretty quickly. Because I had ‘warn before deleting old files’ checked in the time machine preferences, time machine got stuck. After deselecting the option and letting time machine delete the oldest version automatically all is working perfect now.

    Best advice: use it!

    Cheers

    Carsten

  • Carsten Orlt

    June 6, 2008 at 4:04 am

    boot up with your leopard install dvd!
    after the initial hello select restore from the menu and choose your backup drive.
    select the day/version you want to go back too.
    restore will then completely replace your current system drive content with the backup version you choose.
    might take a while but it works!. done it twice

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