A couple of days ago, something weird happened with my hard drive, and I had to reinstall Leopard after wiping my hard drive clean… Yes, you read that right… wiped the hard drive clean!
Thankfully, I’ve allowed Time Machine to backup my computer. It does an hourly backup in the background as long as you have your backup drive hooked up. After reinstalling Leopard, all I had to do was click on a bubble that said to restore my computer from a Time Machine backup, and viola! I’m back!
I can hear all you PC devotees making mock gasping sounds saying things like “I thought Macs were perfect! What do you mean you had a problem?” I will be the first to admit that Macs aren’t perfect. I just like using them. But how many PC’s come with a backup utility that makes it so easy to restore all your data after having to wipe your hard drive clean?
The moral of the story here: Backup, Backup, Backup and often! You never know when you will need it.