Software Review: DV Backup|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, April 19, 2004 - 15:45 EDT)
Backing up was simpler when it didn't involve gigabytes of data. Much simpler. A SCSI port, a little tape and tape drive could do our whole network a few years ago. Of course, that was when digital cameras boasted 640x480 resolution and the megapixel machine was only a dream.
We've tried a number of ways to backup both our operating system and our data, usually resorting to separate processes. While our external drive and CD data backup method is efficient, it still takes a long time and isn't inexpensive enough to recommend to everyone.
But last summer we stumbled across a really clever solution to the problem for Mac OS X users. It's DV Backup by Tim Hewett at Coolatoola.com. It uses a digital camcorder and inexpensive tapes to do the job. Read our report.