Time machine makes the cost of leopard worth it

Written by evan on February 11, 2008 at 9:05 PM


8:05am - arrived at staff meeting 5 minutes late. again.
8:15am - i notice my RSS feeds aren't updating in Safari
10:30am - backup iBook with Time Machine onto an external hard drive
11:30am - fed up with Safari, and reboot my iBook
11:35am - iBook trys to restart but hangs at the apple screen
11:37am - iBook trys to restart but hangs at the apple screen
11:39am - iBook trys to restart but hangs at the apple screen
11:41am - iBook trys to restart but hangs at the apple screen
11:43am - iBook trys to restart but hangs at the apple screen
11:45am - frustrated. i close the lid
12:00pm - drive to my house for leopard install dvd and apple care
12:30pm - call apple care
12:33pm - problem is troubleshooted
12:35pm - software issue. wiping hard drive clean
12:40pm - reinstall leopard
2:03pm - restore back to 10:30am with Time Machine
6:35pm - restore finishes
6:36pm - :)

I was so worried that my hard drive was dead.
So I called Apple Care, and immediately was told, it was a software issue.
And that if I back up with Time Machine I will have no problem, and no files will be lost.

The only problems i dealed with, with a complete install and restore were the following.
1. Mail had to resynchronize with gmail and hotmail.
2. iTunes wasn't reading my music library. Luckily there was a new update today. Downloaded and installed, fixed it.
3. My RSS feeds are back up and working, but i'm not sure how far back it went to grab feeds. see pic. thats a lot of blogs. ha.

3 Responses to "Time machine makes the cost of leopard worth it"

Comment by Jeremy
February 12, 2008 at 10:09 AM #  

This is good news, my friend! My copy should be arriving any time this week... I've lost my hard drive a couple of times and it was not a pleasant experience, to say the least! Hey - I've added you on my blogroll - if you get a second and can return the favor (use the URL http://jeremythiessen.typepad.com) that would be greatly appreciated. Have a great week!

ed
February 14, 2008 at 10:43 AM #  

Wow, another example of the brainwashing of Mac users. You have to erase your hard drive and restore it, takes about 7 hours from the time your Mac was messing up, then you talk about how great the Mac is.

Comment by evan
February 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM #  

i'd love to hear about the windows back up system.

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